I came to the Ranch in early March….coming off of a very difficult time in my life. I struggled independently for quite some time before I really realized that it really does “take a village”. I found comfort, ease and vulnerability that I never thought possible. The Ranch is a special place with people who genuinely care and “get” what you are going through, I’ve struggled a lot through my years of addiction, but this is the first place I felt welcomed, inspired, and encouraged in my recovery.
They teach you how to live without the substance. This is a no pressure place of safety…you can be YOU while trying to work through your unique struggles. When I left I felt a new sense of myself and my mission…but was equally as sad because I knew the people I engaged with while I was there shared a similar passion, we all just want to be well, to be loved, to be reassured.
The Ranch gifted me with that, and for that I will eternally be grateful. I encourage you to stay the course…everyday presents challenges that appear insurmountable, but if you apply the tools and reach out to others that you know are struggling too, the fight is far less dangerous and intimidating than if you did it alone.