Evan’s Inspirations for Youth and Families addiction treatment testimonial
Evan was a teen client at Inspirations for Youth and Families (IYF) who has decided to share his experiences while he was here for addiction treatment. While at Inspirations for Youth and Families he was able to successfully recover from his addiction and establish a healthy relationship with his family through our family therapy sessions. Evan’s testimonial covers his experience being away from home, living with others for the first time and how he felt about receiving addiction treatment at Inspirations for Youth and Families.
Read his teen addiction recovery story here:
My parents told me that my dad’s mom had something wrong with her heart so we drove down here from Orlando. They told me my grandma was in trouble or something and I ended up here. It sucked you know. I was pretty pissed at my parents like I didn’t want to talk to them or have anything to do with them especially the first week or two here.
At first when I came here I didn’t want to participate in any of the things and that’s how everyone is when they first get here but, once you start participating you realize you know that time flies. Eventually you don’t know how many days you’ve been here, you really get a lot out of the program.
“I feel a lot more open minded to things like I listen more to what people have to say. I wasn’t really talking to my father before and now you know we’ve been talking a lot more.”
Since going to all these meetings and stuff like that and listening to people’s stories I know that even though I was sent here for smoking some marijuana I understand bad things can happen to me and I am not invincible. I learned a lot of team building skills.
Meeting everyone at first you don’t want to get along but as the program progresses and you’re here for a certain amount of days you become as a family and you start looking out for each other. At the end of the day you realize everyone might not be here for the same specific situation you are but we are all going through something similar.
I didn’t really like at first the showers not the actual showers themselves but people take showers for too long. I hate that. You had to clean up after yourself. You had to make sure the dishes were clean, make your own bed and little stuff like that.
You had your own responsibilities. As you’re here for longer you get to gain those responsibilities and I think it really helps a lot.
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