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.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Success Story

The man who came to my office today looked familiar, but I couldn't quite place him at first.

And that was because he was wearing a suit and tie, looking every bit like a banker or lawyer.

Turns out that he's a TLC graduate from a few years ago.

He now has his own limousine service and stopped to say hello and tell of his success.

He recently bought a new Escalade, which he parked in front of our office. He also recently moved into a new condo in a gated community in East Mesa.

It was nice to see his success, because when this man came to TLC he had nothing. He was like the majority of those who come to us. But he worked hard, went to meetings, and eventually got into management.

These are the visits we like. When we see former clients use the tools they picked up while in our program it validates what we do.

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