Banyan Alumni Miles, shares his story about his struggles with addiction and his successful road to recovery. Alongside his mother, Margaret, he discusses the ups and downs and how it not only affected him, but his loved ones. Margaret shares her side of how she felt and was affected by her son’s addiction and how they were able to repair their once broken relationship.
Maureen from NYC
Maureen talks about her struggles with alcohol and overcoming loss and her addiction. She talks about why she chose to come to Florida for treatment from New York. “Banyan is a place where people actually care about you. They are a very big part of my life and I’m grateful for that. They are my second family; like my brothers and sisters. It feels good because I don’t have family down here.”
Maureen from NYC
Ashley from Massachusetts shares her story about going from jail to Banyan Treatment Center and starting a new life in recovery. “Banyan’s staff took me to my court dates and wrote letters for me for the judge and that doesn’t happen at other places. They didn’t have to do that. That’s the difference. They wanted to do it.”
Ashley from Massachusetts
Richard from Ohio shares his story about relapsing and coming back to treatment and how Banyan gave him the tools to live a sober and healthy life in recovery. He rebuilt relationships with his children after many years of not speaking. Since he’s been sober he says “I’m not lying on the couch all day high anymore. I’m more energetic and my day isn’t spent on chasing something. I used to think “How I am going to get through the day”’ and now the question is “What I am going to do today?” It’s a new, beautiful life.
Richard from Ohio