Who I am today is a direct result of the teachings within the CSTL homes, AA and without putting in substances to change me. I became totally aware of the love, compassion, and sharing of my experiences, the strength and hope to not only new arrivals but how we support each other on a daily basis; who knows better that people of "like" how to walk us thru turmoil that is just usually our perceptions anyway. Don Troutman has created something so special within CSTL that it can never really be explained. I suppose that's the way--Bill and Bob--felt when they began this AA journey themselves! I want to encourage anyone who is suffering any addiction issues to give Clean and Sober Transitional Living a try.
"The relationships that you build are so amazing . . . There’s just a connection here. It’s really hard to explain, but we just understand each other here. It’s like a different kind of family.”
After 30 days in treatment, I spent about 6 months in an out of different places before going to Clean & Sober Transitional Living. The place saved my life... without a doubt the best decision I ever made towards my recovery.
I stayed at Clean & Sober Transitional Living for more than three years and even became an Assistant Manager. I feel that transitional living is the best course to take for a person in early recovery from substance abuse. Clean & Sober Transitional Living has so much to offer to a recovering addict in the way of support, meetings on property, and a structured life style that helps a person cope with the real world without the use of drugs or alcohol.
After completing a lengthy stay at an inpatient residential rehab, I moved into a room rental situation with some family members. And even though they were sober and involved in recovery, this is usually not the best thing for the family or the person in transition. The history and personal involvement we have with family members often makes recovery basics complicated.
I was over a year clean and sober before moving to Clean & Sober Transitional Living and was concerned that I was taking a step backward instead of forward in my transition to normal healthy living in society. These fears were unwarranted, as Clean & Sober Transitional Living has the ability to accommodate a wide variety of recovering people's needs. My needs were not that strict, I moved into a Phase II house after a brief Phase I tenancy, and continued to enjoy the freedom of my own room, the safety of being around others with the same needs, and low-cost living for several years.