Stories like the one below are the reason we exist.
My name is Paul. I struggled with an addiction to crack cocaine since about the age of 18. When I finally made my way to the Alamo, I was 43 years old. I have participated in all sorts of drug programs, both inpatient and outpatient treatment. I've been to jail almost once a year for many, many years. I've destroyed countless relationships.
The Alamo gave me the foundation in my recovery to build a better life for myself and my family. I've been clean now since April of 2016. I owe much of that to the opportunity that I was given by living as a resident at the Alamo. It was there that I received the tools that I needed to help me cope on a daily basis with being in recovery from drug addiction.
Today my life is one of optimism. For the first time ever I have experienced what I would describe as JOY. My relationships are filled with good people who count on me and love me. Thank you, Alamo for helping me to find my life.
I was addicted to alcohol and crack cocaine for 25 years. The disease of addiction caused me to lose my marriage, my home, my job and my dignity. Recovery taught me how to regain my soul.
I have been clean since June 16, 2009. A God of my understanding, ALAMO, twelve steps and treatment gave me the tools I needed to stay clean and sober. The ALAMO put structure back in my life and it helped me in so many different ways. I was able to take a self inventory and I established a relationship with myself giving me the ability to experience self love. I have worked on taking my expectations off of others and loving people for who they are and accepting that people do the very best they can with what they have today. Through these experiences I became unselfish and selfless.
The ALAMO gives the hopeless man hope -- today I have hope and a sense of purpose. I was given another chance at life when I walked through these doors and for this I am truly grateful.