LETTER TO ARC
The intention of this letter is to give my thanks to all of those who were involved in The slow and difficult process of my father's recovery. To all of those who stuck by his side and were willing to do more for him than he was willing to do for himself. During his time of sickness, he was an entirely different person. He wasn't The same ecstatic person that everyone wanted to constantly be around. In fact he was quite The opposite and his depression and negative vibe was becoming contagious. It was time for a change, a positive change. That's when ARC took him under its wing and guided him through recovery. They directed him down a road that he was unfamiliar with and shared with him a vision of what it would be like at The end of it. However, The road wasn't easy to travel. It was as uphill battle, but ARC was there with him every excruciating step of The way. Now that he has taken those 12 massive steps and has made it to The end, he has enough strength and experience to guide others through The same road. I am very pleased that everyone who accompanied him through The same struggle now sees The man that he really is and can share the memories of who he was while he was sick. He has become twice The man he used to be and from all of us who know and love him dearly, we would like to say thank you. Your efforts will live vicariously though him by him doing The same for others.
My story is very similar to the stories of people in the grip of addiction. It was a struggling battle and no hope to find a way out for many years. The unconditional Love and Hope that I received at ARC made me feel safe and not alone anymore. Most importantly ARC showed me the way and gave me the tools of recovery, the 12 step program. Today I am not in jail, I am not in a institution and I am alive thanks to the program and ARC. Thanks from the bottom of my heart. Today my life is not comparable to what I had. Today I don't have to pass out every night, I don't have to smell like alcohol. Today I don't have to hate and be hated but most of all I don't have to see the tears on my mothers face whom I love dearly and hurt so much. Today I am a respected person in society, I have a job, I have my family back. I love them and they love me but most importantly I see laughter on my mothers face. This is a miracle, the gift of the program. Thanks for everything.