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.
I didn’t give up. As a matter of fact I was able to make contact with a blessing by the name of John Colvert. You see, John has a recovery house program called First Things First, and the only requirement to get into one of John’s houses is to want recovery bad enough to work a twelve step program the way it is suppose to be worked. There are rules to follow, rent to be paid, buy your own groceries, and if not on disability, you will have to pursue employment.
Sure, that means getting a sponsor, attending 90 meetings in 90 days, learning to work the steps and principals of AA into my way of living and to improve my lifestyle. So far things are going great. I’ve been here in Murfreesboro for nine months now and that’s something else that’s good about being here, I don’t have to worry about when I’m to leave.
I personally recommend this program for anyone, especially if the person is looking for a long term commitment.