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.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Happy Parents

We get a lot of emails from distressed parents who are upset about their child.  Here I'm sharing email excerpts from happy parents who are getting good reports from their daughter.  Names are left out for the sake of anonymity.

"It was June 30th when we put our daughter on a plane to fly across the country into the unknown. At least it was unknown to us.

But she seemed to know that your program was just what she needed. It has been a week and a half of texts and phone calls back and forth that has made us realize she knew what she was doing. We hear it in her voice on the phone and we read it in her texts that she is beginning to take back her life.
We know she still has many weeks and months if not even years of recovery, but we have high hopes that this time it will work for her because we know she wants it to work

Thank you for your program, thank you for the caring organization you have established. And thank you for watching over our daughter as I'm sure you do for every single individual in your care."

Emails like this are refreshing.