A Forever Recovery Review by Anonymous
A member review of the rehab center completed on Thursday, February 20, 2020 12:24 PM MST.
I don’t know where my daughter would be, or what she’d be doing right now if she hadn’t gone to A Forever Recovery for treatment. It wouldn’t be anywhere good though. When my husband first called AFR and spoke with an intake counselor our daughter wasn’t willing to get help and at the time we weren’t sure if she’d ever be willing to get help. The intake counselor from AFR was great though. He was willing to talk to my husband and I whenever we called, and he was instrumental in helping us get our daughter into treatment. He helped us understand why our daughter wasn’t willing to talk to us about her addiction, why she’d flat-out refused to go to treatment I the past and he helped us with how we were speaking to our daughter about it. Without that help, our daughter would still be using drugs. It took us 6 months before our daughter agreed to get help, and this intake counselor, knowing that it could be a long time before she agreed to get help, he still took the time to talk to us at least once a week, asking about us and our daughter, giving us advice on how to deal with her and really helped us cope with our daughter being addicted to drugs. He also helped us get everything sorted out and set up so that as soon as we did have our daughter’s agreement, she would have a second to change her mind or back out before she was on a plane, heading to AFR. Sending our daughter to AFR was and is the best decision that we’ve made when it comes to our daughter’s treatment. AFR was perfect for her and just what she needed. When she got to AFR, it didn’t take long for us to notice the changes in her. For starters, I got to talk to her without her asking me for money, which was a really nice change. Then, about 3 weeks after she got there, her dad and I went to AFR to visit her and the physical changes were immense. She’d lost a lot of weight because of her addiction and she’d started gaining that weight back. Her skin was clearing up but, the biggest thing was how happy she was. As a parent, you worry about your kids and having one of your kids start to use drugs is horrible. Watching your kid become completely dependent on a drug like heroin, when there is nothing that they will let you do to help them, it’s a really horrible thing for a parent to have to deal with. You are sitting on the sidelines, knowing that they are choosing to hurt themselves, knowing that until they make the decision to get help, there’s not much you can do. Having that kid finally get the help they need and watching them come back and start acting like the person you love in amazing. Because my daughter went to A Forever Recovery, because of the help my husband and I received before our daughter had even agreed to go there, she’s now off everything, completely sober and has been for 5 months. Our daughter’s been vigilant in doing her aftercare program since coming home. She talks with her aftercare counselors often and it’s helped her a lot. Our daughter understands that just because she’s sober now, it doesn’t mean her dad and I trust her again and since she’s come home, she’s done a lot to earn our trust back. She started a new job 2 months ago, and her dad and I were really worried about what having her own money would do. She worked out a system with her dad where he controls most of her money and she answers to him about what money she does spend. It’s given her dad and I a lot of peace of mind. It isn’t something that she had to do and the consideration she showed us by doing this shows just how far she’s come since going to AFR.