Friday, May 28, 2010

Letter of Hope for the Holiday Weekend

Below is a very touching Letter of Hope from a former patient to wish you all a safe, sober and fun Memorial Day weekend!!

"My name is Vince S. and being an alcoholic and drug addict is just the tip of the iceberg.  I have caused a tornado of destruction in my life.  You see, I am and have always been addicted to not wanting to feel.  I came from a privileged and successful home with loving parents and had every opportunity for a good life.  You see, this disease is not prejudice and if left untreated you and I will die for sure.

HVRC has been a blessing to me.  I am so much more than just an alcoholic and addict.  It truly is the "ism."  I not only have a physical disease of alcoholism but I am also terminally ill with a disease of the mind and soul.  I hope that you realize this is your time here because to me it is the key for me to live my life without dying from the addiction that has destroyed my life time and time again.  I honestly thought before that it really was the booze and drugs that I had a disease and that meant a physical state of body and brain.

Cunning, baffling and powerful.  I have a disease - the only disease that tells me I don't have one.  All so I can go out and drink again.  I am convinced -through the grace of God leading me to HVRC - that I am sick in the mind - and sick spiritually.  I am slowly but surely grasping and developing the skills it requires for me to live a life of true sobriety, gratefulness, humility, and humbleness.  And I will fall short - I am human.  However, I have accepted that I am no saint.  The important truth for me to remember on a daily basis that I must turn everything over to the care of God.

You will be given a set of physical, mental and spiritual tools here, but it is up to you to be willing to surrender first so you can receive them and then put them to use in your own recovery.

May God Bless you and keep you until then,

Vince S."

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