I arrived at Lake House in October 2011 not sure what to be expecting. Not sure if I truly wanted sobriety. I was beat up pretty bad. Numerous treatment centers, jail visits, and hospitalizations prior, I decided to give treatment at Lake House an honest attempt.
I learned quite a bit about myself while in the house. The staff allowed me to feel comfortable about getting honest with myself, which is not an easy thing to do for people with addictions. The staff taught me how to ask for help, how to strive to be accountable and responsible. Part of my treatment at Lake House was to get involved in Alcoholics Anonymous and I have learned how to stay clean and sober “ One Day At A Time”. I ‘ve obtained a higher power. I’ve learned how to develop and keep healthy relationships in my life today. Most important I’m happy today.
Since leaving Lake House life hasn’t been bad. It’s not always wonderful but I’ve learned how to deal with life without having to drink or use drugs. I enjoy being able to go back to Lake House to talk to the residents and volunteer to take them to 12 step meetings. I truly feel blessed. Lake House holds a special place in my heart. It was such a vital part of my early sobriety and continues to be an asset in my sobriety today! I will forever be grateful to Lake Geauga Recovery Centers and the staff at Lake House!
– Thomas Z.