Today his son’s clean and sober. He’s attending school. Lives at a halfway house so he can be among recovering people. Goes to AA twice a week. And has a job.
The father’s voice was full of emotion because his son was addicted to heroin and headed down a dark path of destruction.
And, of course, we're gratified when we get these kinds of messages from parents. It validates our program and what we do.
This man’s son did well while he was with us. He attended groups and pretty much followed the guidelines. He did what was expected of him during his stay.
But it’s hard to predict what a client will do after they leave the program. While they may be compliant while they’re with us the real test is what occurs once they’re out in the real world.
In this man’s case it looks like he took what he learned here back home with him.