Drug and Alcohol Treatment Centers Testimonials at Genesis House
''Before entering the Genesis House Center my life was falling apart but I was the last one to see it. I was drinking every night after work, fighting with my wife and not attending to our two children. I would call in sick a lot which placed me in a bad light with my supervisor. I was called into his office one day and confronted about this situation. They somehow he knew of my drinking problem and suggested I go get some help. My wife had heard about this great rehab in Florida and we decided to call. The next day I was on a plane to Genesis House in Palm Beach Florida. The rest is an amazing story. I worked with this fantastic counselor named Robert who help me identify all the old issues which triggered my urges to drink. I learned about the disease of alcoholism and how to prevent relapse. I loved the beautiful facility, pool and beach outings which helped me get back feeling healthy again. Today I'm back at work, sober and caring for myself and family again. What a great experience for me. Thanks Genesis! ''
Mike B., New Jersey
''I didn't really ever want to end up in a rehab! I thought that I was to smart for that. Little did I know at the time that my cocaine use would place me exactly there. I didn't know that addiction was a progressive illness. My using slowly became much worse. My parents noticed a change in my attitude and regular habits. I started to isolate only to leaving the house to score more coke. I think they were afraid to confront me about it or they didn't know how to. Then one night I got a DUI and the police found some coke. I was suddenly in big trouble. Because it was my first legal trouble of any kind the state agreed to let me go to rehab. I went to Genesis House near my home town. I was scared to death to go into a rehab. I had heard some crazy stuff about how they were. When I arrived at Genesis House, I thought they had made a mistake. It looked like some kind of private resort. It was just cool. Palm trees, lawns, swimming pool and a great team of counselors and staff. I went to therapy sessions, did Yoga, and attended 12 step meetings. After thirty days I went to a local halfway house where I am today. I have 90 days clean and my life is back to the way it used to be before drugs and alcohol. I am so grateful I was allowed to enter treatment at Genesis House. ''
Lisa C, Florida
''My name is Ed and I struggled with drug and alcohol abuse for years. I think that I have been in ten treatment centers and countless detox centers in my life. I lost just about everything due to my addiction including my self respect and self esteem. For some reason I could not get sober and stay sober. I was just about to give up hope and throw the towel in when I heard about a treatment center in Florida that seemed to offer something special. My old friend had gone there and he was still clean and sober. He was as bad as I was on drugs and alcohol so I thought there may be hope for me. I called a rehab named Genesis House and a friendly women answered the phone. She seemed to how exactly how I felt and how my current life was. I had nothing to lose so I decided to go in for another try at treatment. The program was very intense but not overwhelming. I received a lot of individual counseling and group therapy. I guess that's what I needed. I learned to have fun clean and sober by going on the Genesis outings to the park and beach. I have renewed interest in sports and fishing, an interest I had when I was younger. I am clean now 8 months and that's the longest time I've had in years sober. If I keep working with the tools that were given to me at Genesis I should be just fine. I really would like to thank all the great staff at Genesis for helping me and for being so caring while I was in treatment. You guys are fantastic! ''
Edward H., North Carolina
''I was born in Trenton, New Jersey to a very normal family. My father worked for the Amtrak and my mom was a housewife. Life was good in New Jersey back then. My drinking began when I was in high school. It was a weekend thing that I did with my buddies. We loved to go to New Jersey Devils Hockey games drink and look for women. I didn't realize that my drinking was getting more frequent and that I was slowly beginning to drink after work on weekdays. My friends seemed concerned by my over use of alcohol. Then one night I was pulled over on the New Jersey turnpike for weaving down the road. I was arrested and charged for DUI. I thought they were taking things way to seriously. I received a fine and probation, but shortly after that trouble ended I got into an accident while driving intoxicated. The New Jersey Courts mandated I be sent to alcohol treatment or face jail. I chose the former. I had heard about this place in Florida near the beach where my friend had gone. It was called Genesis House and before I knew it I was in Florida on their beautiful campus. I spent six weeks learning about my Illness, Addiction and Recovery Principles. The staff were wonderful caring and very professional. I have returned to New Jersey to return to my old job. Thanks to Genesis, I now have six months sober and a new outlook on life and sobriety. ''
John N, New Jersey
''Just wanted to drop you a line and let you know that you and Genesis House made a difference in this guy's life. Closing in on two years of sobriety now. I know that you have many patients coming in and out of your facility, but you were my counselor back in January and February of 2008. I struggled for years prior to Genesis and since then I have been “Done”. I needed to have this mindset and it has worked one day at a time since. I no longer have the “pull” towards a drink that I used to have and work a pretty decent, yet not perfect program. I chair meetings and make coffee when needed. I got a great network of guys and have a good time at our meetings. I typically hit four or five meetings a week now. I was an every dayer for quite a while. But I have since tried to keep a good balance and have pulled back a little. Anyway, I just wanted to thank you for my time there. It really hit the spot! I spent a lot of time under the Palm Trees where we would open and close our days. I go there a lot in my head. It brings me peace. Have a Great New Year and let the staff know that their work does make a difference to the ones that want the help! ''