My name is Allison and I am a recovering alcoholic. I started my treatment July 11, 2006 and what a journey it has been. It wasn’t until I entered Newfound Freedom in August 2006 that I discovered my purpose. What I learned was that there was nothing short of a miracle. From life responsibilities to recovery responsibilities, the recovery house has taught me so much. When I first moved into the home (and that’s exactly what it is, a home) I finally learned what structure was. I didn’t know how badly I needed structure which is outlined in this program. The women I lived with taught me so many things other than just daily house work. I didn’t even know how to do my own laundry. These women showed me what it was like to have a true friendship with another woman, as well as practice patient and tolerance. These values I still carry with me today. It was there that I learned the importance of a sponsor, doing the 12 Steps, and how to help someone other than myself. I know that if there was no such program as Newfound Freedom, I would not be able to sit here today and tell you that I live an amazing life! I have true relief & freedom today! I recommend this program to those who are serious about changing every aspect of their lives, the way it changed mine. Today, I am employable, dependable and most of all, happy. Genuinely happy! I was never able to say that before.