As we get closer and closer to our Thanksgiving preparations, we took the time out to ask our teens in rehab what were some things they were thankful for. We got a range, of answers that were both heart warming and full love. Thanksgiving is a time to appreciate what you have.
Here is what a few teens in rehab had to be thankful for this year:
“I am thankful for my mom, my family, and my boyfriend. I’m thankful for the life we are living right now. Food, shelter, and many more things!”
“I’m thankful for all these girls and to be here. Also to be able to work on my recovery and my mom.”
We commend our teens for taking this all in stride. It is hard to be away from your family especially during holidays such as Thanksgiving and Christmas. However, our teens are grateful to be here. While they won’t be with their immediate family they are happy to be around others like them and want the best for them. Many of our teens saw this as an opportunity to get better so they can enjoy future holidays and events with family and friends.
Here is what a few of our teen boys were thankful for:
“I’m thankful for a lot of things. For staying alive and not be shot or killed. I’m happy that I’m here and not in the hood. Thankful I get to make the right choices and be positive “
“I’m really grateful to just be alive.”
While our teens reflected on the things that hold dear to them we also asked them to be grateful. They have a chance few are offered. They get the opportunity to work on their recovery. As trivial as that may seem it is one that is few and far between for people struggling with addiction. While, they may be apart from their families, for now, they have built another strong support system and the opportunity to live a sober life.