Jerry G.

To anyone interested in growth and recovery:

I moved into First Things First sober living homes through an unexpected chain of events. After a year of sobriety I was hit by a car; lost my job and apartment, ending up in a shelter looking for a job. Too disabled to collect unemployment benefits, but not disabled enough to qualify for short-term S.S.I. disability. I had lost everything but my life and my sobriety… Read More>>

Joe A.

I’m Joe alcoholic an addict without a doubt. I’m going to tell you a little bit about how I got to First Things First. Well this last go around I was out and about doing what I knew best drinking, thinking and smoking crack. So I thought!… Read More>>

Kevin C.


If you are reading this note you or a loved one may be considering living at First Things First. My name is Kevin C. and I would like to share with you some of my experiences, and lessons learned as a former resident of FTF.

I moved to Murfreesboro in 2007. I had a new job with a large construction company. I had been sober a little over a year when I arrived. After a month on the new job in a new city I started drinking again. I was able to hold on to the job close to a year… Read More>>

Trey L.

Hi, my name is Trey,

I am an alcoholic and drug addict. I had my first drink and got drunk as a small child at a wedding with a champagne fountain. It was funny to all of the party goers to see little Trey drunk.

I had my first experience with marijuana at 8 years of age with an older cousin who told me that it would make me fly… Read More>>

Greg D.

This letter is to inform people of what a change my life has taken. On November 2nd 2009, I left my home in Chattanooga and moved to Murfreesboro to enroll in a drug treatment facility. Needless to say, I didn’t quite have things my way. First, I wasn’t allowed to enter the treatment facility right away. After they put me on a waiting list, which was going to be at least one and a half months long, it seemed like my chance of getting the relief that I so badly needed had vanished… Read More>>

Mike H.

What First things First Has Meant to Me

(So far… more will be revealed)

Now having several months sober, I don’t truly know where to begin. At first it was somewhere to help me get still and start to let some fears subside. Having done so, it works to an extent. FTF has allowed me to feel as if I am still a real person, not under forced rule which in turn allowed just enough comfort to form a bond with people in the house and with John also… Read More>>

Wendell J.

To Whom It May Concern:

On September 8th 2008 I was incarcerated in the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center for 11 months and 2 days. At the time I was buying a house in Nashville, TN. I was clean not sober and suicide was a constant companion. I thought of it often. The particulars of my arrest are not important, reasons why, but the results are. I am an alcoholic I believe I was born one. I know I was raised one. I drank for 48 years. I did illegal drugs for 36 years… Read More>>

James G.

First Things First Sober Living Homes gives me an opportunity to share my experience strength and hope with other alcoholics and addicts just like me. I feel real grateful to have this opportunity. First Things first gives me a chance to make a new beginning in my life. First Things First helps me be alert, open minded and willing to do what is right and be as honest as I possibly can… Read More>>

Richard W.

I was beaten and broken ten months ago when I reached out for help. A good man guided me to another good man and I was introduced to First Things first. I answered many questions about my background and experiences with addiction and alcoholism. I was then asked why I sought help. I then admitted that I was powerless over drugs and alcohol and that my life had become unmanageable. I was licked, broken, destitute; mentally, physically and spiritually. I thought maybe I was too far gone to qualify, or be accepted into First Things First recovery Home. I thought I was beyond the point of no return… Read more>>

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