Alumni Spotlight Testimonial: Laura

Banyan Treatment Centers

At Banyan, I learned how to become a productive member society and learned how to live life on life’s terms

Laura: A Story of Recovery

Hello Everyone, My name is Laura and I am a grateful recovering addict. In August 2014 I came down to Florida to get help for my addiction. I now have over 2 years clean and the gift of recovery is a priceless gift. When I got to Florida I was completely broken and hopeless. Although I did not do an inpatient treatment at Banyan I did do their intensive outpatient program. For Banyan I am forever grateful. My experience at Banyan was memorable because it is a place where people truly cared.

During my stay at Banyan, I learned how to become a productive member society and learned how to live life on life’s terms. I enjoyed groups because I got to share with people who I feel like I’ve known for forever. Most of these people I am still friends with to this day. Lastly, I am currently a staff member at Banyan because I love what I do and I want to give back to a treatment center that saved my life. My life today is a life beyond my wildest dreams. My life today consists of getting ready for work, relaxing, eating dinner, and going to meetings.

Today I can enjoy the simple things in life. Never in a million years would I think I would be where I am at today. I took all of the suggestions: go to meetings, get a sponsor, work steps, and get a job. I never become complacent. Recovery is my life because without it I have nothing. I would like to thank Banyan Treatment Center for being filled with such love and compassion for the next struggling addict.

Alyssa who is the National Director of Digital Marketing, joined the Banyan team in 2016, bringing her five-plus years of experience. She has produced a multitude of integrated campaigns and events in the behavioral health and addictions field. Through strategic marketing campaign concepts, Alyssa has established Banyan as an industry leader and a national household name.