My Name is Isaiah D.

February 14, 2017 - - 0 Comments

My name is Isaiah D.

 

I began my treatment on November 16th 2016 at 12:20 AM.

 

When I was picked up I was homeless, hopeless and in need of help. I was on the brink of insanity and had been using drugs since I was 12 years old. During my addiction I witnessed rape, murder and abuse of every kind.  I had experienced torture, and made every wrong decision and the worst opportunity, until I made this first good decision for myself to come to His House.

 

I knew I was making a decision to not use drugs anymore and that I would need to change. All my life I’ve been looking for a magic bullet to take away all of my problems.
With the little I knew about recovery, my life was about to change in a miraculous way.

I came into treatment at His House with the mindset that I was going to do whatever it takes in order to get better.

 

I thought I was willing, and I was to an extent.

 

I met my case manager and some of the staff and they could see the trauma and years of darkness imbedded into my eyes and face. I didn’t know what “Whatever it takes” was going to mean but I knew it would be difficult. After a week of detox and willingness to take some medication I was on my way. It was not easy and I had to fight my spirit and my mind in order to agree and be willing to be open to the ideas the staff suggested.

 

The staff was challenged with me but they did their absolute best to accommodate me and my special needs. The staff showed me so much love and told me their stories and I believed if they can do it with their past I think I might have a chance. After the first few weeks in treatment I was on fire for my recovery, I had built a bond with the staff that was unbreakable. They worked with me through my fits and panic spells. From waking in the night from night terrors they were there, from having my PTSD triggered and being overly disturbed they were there, from problems with other clients they were there.

 

They walked me through and talked to me with compassion and understanding. They helped me through every moment thick and thin, happy and depressed, fearful and joyful they were there. Again, I won’t tell you the journey of recovery is easy, but if you want to change your ways and begin in a safe and supportive environment His House Rehab did this for me.

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