Recovery Support Services from Project Courage allows you to “Recover on Your Terms.” See what a day in the life of someone in our program looks like, when you’re able to tailor your recovery journey to your lifestyle.
“The first thing I do is go over my plan for the day. It makes things so much easier to be prepared.”
I hate the morning. I’ve never been a morning person, and I never understood people that were. But I do go to the gym now early, earlier than I used to wake up, and afterwards, I feel pretty good. It helps create a positive start to the day that keeps me going. I usually text my recovery coach in the morning just to check in, and today we are going to meet at the gym, get in a workout, throw around some ideas for the day, and talk about what’s going on. It’s great because we are on the same page and able to enjoy the time we spend together being productive and laying out a game plan for stuff I struggle with, or things I have a tough time wrapping my head around.
“I like that I now work within a routine and I get the accountability I need from a few different sources. It helps to know that someone else will have my back and help motivate me to keep going.”
“I got a chance to ask myself what I really love doing, and I am able now to pursue those things. It’s really pretty amazing.”
Having the opportunity to “start” over really allowed me to decide what would make me happy.
It feels weird, almost like you’re trying to figure out what you want to do with your life again. But, what’s great about that is being able to starts from scratch, put your feelings and thoughts down in a journal, and make informed decisions. My recovery coach will allow me to ask the questions, and then give me the tools or suggestions on how to answer those questions myself. One of those questions was, “How am I going to support myself?” I can say that with help from my coach and clinicians, I have been able to do that and enjoy the work I am doing.
“I found that I spend a TON on food throughout the week and am proud of the money I’ve been able to save now that I have a plan in place for the week. I get angry sometimes thinking about all the money I blew getting high. I could’ve probably bought a house with what I spent on drugs.”
“My recovery coach and I will go through a lot of potential pitfalls I might have to deal with when I put myself in certain situations. We really spend the time to discuss tactics and options to make good decisions.”
It is still hard to deal with certain things, like holidays with family, old friends asking you to hang out, knowing that they will be getting high, or seeing an ex out in public that I used to use with. I have to deal with the things that are in my environment daily, but I have some great support from my clinicians and recovery coaches. Not everyday is amazing, just like not everyday sucks. Sometimes it’s very difficult just to eat, shower, and get dressed. Sometimes, I need a little more help, and it’s hard for me to ask for help. My recovery coach is there when I need him.
I hang out with some of the same people, but some situations are hard.
“Sometimes it’s tough to see friends and acquaintances I used to hang with and not think about the past. It’s sad to me to think of some of them as people in my past, but I just don’t want to feel like I have to explain myself to people anymore.”
“I never thought I would share my experiences, but I find myself talking freely in groups, or with others dealing with their own addiction.”
When I first started, I thought I would always have to be ashamed and apologize. It took a long time to start to repair some of the relationships I used to have, but honestly, working with my recovery coach to find meetings and people going through what I am has really been awesome.
Don’t get me wrong, getting up and going to a meeting usually isn’t number one on my list, and sometimes it’s really tough. But my coach has worked with me to find groups I am comfortable with and being okay when some options didn’t work for me.
I have to learn to be grateful for what I have and make amends with my past.
“I really didn’t want to get clean. I wasn’t trying to stop using. It took a lot of people a long time to help me realize my struggles, but allowed me the time to be comfortable making that decision.”
“You need to ask yourself what you want to get out of this experience. No one can do it for you, but if you’re willing to commit to your recovery, Project Courage will not let you fail.”
Recovery Support Services from Project Courage was a great experience. I think about all the areas my recovery coach helped me with besides my addiction, which was putting together a resume, setting goals for what I wanted to get out of the program, ideas for budgeting my finances, getting me involved more with the gym, etc., and those things are just as, if not more valuable to me, than focusing on the addiction. I really had someone that was there to meet me for dinner and listen, help me figure out how to navigate, and move forward.
My coach is always available, always accessible, always relatable.
“One of the hardest parts of recovery is integrating back into your life. I truly feel I got amazing support with this aspect of recovery through Recovery Support Services. I will be a part of Project Courage for life, I am interested in helping future clients with their recovery.”
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This accounting was collectively written by three Project Courage clients who wish to remain anonymous, and details their experience with Recovery Support Services.