Recovery Connections

John Schwary is CEO of Transitional Living Communities, an 850-bed recovery program he founded in Mesa, Arizona January 9, 1992, when he had a year sober. He's in his 28th year of recovery.

In these posts, he views life mostly through the lenses of recovery. While the blog is factual, he often disguises events and people to protect anonymity.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Finding Himself

An addict who's worked for TLC for a while talked about the shock he experienced when he found he'd be earning less than $100 a week.

Before he came to us he'd earned a great salary as a corporate executive.  However, that salary didn't do him a lot of good because all of it went for drugs and alcohol.

After being of service for several months he began to realize he was receiving something that his one-time large salary had never brought him:  recovery and peace of mind.

He's become one of those who's finding himself through helping others.