HOPE: Recovery is possible.
GUIDANCE: Helping you find needed services.
SUPPORT: Experienced professionals to listen and walk the journey with you.
COMMUNITY: Finding others on the same journey.
Often when people reach out to Full Life, they are simply terrified. They are terrified that someone will send them away somewhere. They are terrified that those they love will refuse help until it’s too late. They are terrified that their child may have ventured so far into deep water that they could be in serious trouble with drugs or alcohol. It may seem futile to wish for academic progress, professional growth, independence or even grandchildren. They are terrified that, despite multiple episodes of treatment, the stories of “happy, joyous and free in recovery” may never apply to themselves or their families.
Fear leads to the progressive loss of hope. Although we are certainly specialists in addiction, we are also specialists in recovery.
We bring hope to families living in fear. We believe that early intervention can help halt the progression of the disease of addiction – or perhaps even prevent it from developing in the first place. We believe that every crisis is an opportunity that can create a new willingness to accept help. We believe that it’s never too late and that freedom from the fear, pain and isolation of addiction can be a reality for every family. We believe that individuals can experience healing and wholeness in recovery and find a level of peace, joy and self-awareness that they’ve never experienced before.
Knowing where to go for help can be thoroughly overwhelming. We listen closely to answer the big questions. “Do we need to be afraid?” “If so, just how afraid do we need to be?” “And if we really should be afraid, what should we do about it? Who can help us?” Once we understand the needs, we help individuals and families understand what level of care is needed and narrow down the choices. We help families know how to move forward for the best results.
Full Life specialists help individuals & families know which way to turn for help and how to get there. Although we receive no compensation for making referrals, we have relationships with high quality treatment centers in all price ranges throughout the country. We’re striving to make the best match for your family’s needs, resources and preferences. Sometimes that best choice is far away and other times it is right in our own backyard.
When making recommendations for your family, we only consider the programs we would recommend for our own.
Before recovery begins, there is often isolation. Individuals and families suffer alone with few (if any) people to talk to, cry with, rant to or otherwise have support. While it may seem like “other families have it all together,” Full Life families discover that there is value in getting support for themselves. Support comes in the form of education, counseling and support groups.
And even once recovery begins, the road is rarely smooth. Recovery is a process, not an event. Families can benefit from ongoing support in aftercare, just as those in recovery can benefit.
At Full Life, we know addiction. And we know recovery.
We know that every family’s circumstances are different, but we also know that having the support of others who have experience with addiction and recovery can make a big difference.
Because addiction is isolating, recovery is the opposite. Addiction can progress and sustain itself in isolation, therefore recovery is most effective when experienced in community.
We offer a place for families and friends to connect with one another, and spaces for those struggling with the disease to connect with others on the same journey.
Many long-term friendships have grown as a result of these group gatherings. Imagine that, finding friends who really “get it.” ?
We never underestimate the power of the disease, but we also believe that it is never too late to experience a full life in recovery. Support from both professionals and others in recovery helps to improve the likelihood of experiencing sustainable, long-term recovery.