I’ve had the pleasure of seeing the lights come on for hundreds of patients who swore themselves hopeless. In fact, since our opening, we’ve had several alumni eventually take on staff positions with the program in both operations and clinical capacities. When thinking of any complete 180-degree turnaround, the story of one alumnus quickly comes to mind. This young man walked up to our front door, begging to come in because he had reached the end of his rope. He was, by his own admission, physically, mentally and spiritually broken. Fast forward to today, he has been four years sober of all substances and owns his own construction business. He even suffered an unimaginable personal tragedy a year ago and managed to stay sober through it all because he works a program of recovery. His story is filled with hope, willingness and a message that says, “Never give up.” – Pinelands alumni coordinator
Each day in treatment follows a structured schedule. Mornings include breakfast, a morning meeting and small group therapy with your primary therapist. After lunch, there is opportunity for some recreation time using the basketball, tennis or volleyball courts or to simply take a peaceful walk outside. The rest of the afternoon consists of educational group sessions. The evening starts with a wrap-up group after dinner followed by a 12-step program and ends with free time.