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Willing to hear, listen and participate
“I didn’t see that coming,” says R.W., recalling the day in October 2010 her family and friends staged an intervention regarding her alcohol abuse. “I was totally blindsided.”
Often a heavy social drinker, R.W. turned more toward alcohol after losing her job in 2009. Even she could recognize her drinking had progressed to problematic levels, though she never reached out for help.
After her initial shock, it was a successful intervention, with R.W. coming out incredibly grateful for the love and concern that her family and friends showed toward her and her well being. Then the interventionist told her that they had a room waiting for her at Marworth that day! She went willingly.
“As soon as I stepped in the door at Marworth, I immediately felt safety and comfort,” R.W. recalls.
After coming out of the “fog” of detox, R.W. quickly grew to appreciate the program, including the educational lectures and group meetings. “I found I was willing to hear, listen and participate,” she says. She also valued the love, support and fellowship of the other patients and all the staff members.
After 22 days at Marworth, R.W. entered an intensive outpatient program (IOP) and is currently celebrating every day of her new sobriety. “Moving forward, I hope to stick to the AA program that I learned at Marworth and put myself fully into it,” says R.W. “Thanks to the team at Marworth, I understand the importance and necessity of regular follow-up for my ongoing recovery.”