“When you’re in the midst of addiction, you’re also in the midst of loneliness and isolation. It’s hard to shake off. Your defense mechanisms are like a coat that you put on.”

“The disease is arrested, not destroyed. Each day you have to decide whether you’re going to live or die – because it will kill you.”

“I've learned a lot about myself through this process. My character has changed. It's not easy, but with help, I know I can do it. It is God's will, not mine.”

“I came here because of word of mouth about Upper Room. I’ve known about God most of my life, but I did not KNOW God.”

“My alcoholism was so out of control and so was my life. I had a loss of trust with people who cared about me. It’s devastating. How do you regain that trust?”

“Life is so much better. I had no idea the sweet life I could have.”

“I’m finally getting better. I'm moving forward.”

“For me, I really needed time away from my old environment. I needed a place where people are in recovery and are serious about their recovery, a place where I could fit in and give my newly-found recovery a solid foundation.