“Hope is like a road in the country; there was never a road, but when many people walk on it, the road comes into existence.” – Lin Yu-tang
Addiction/alcoholism is a family disease and family involvement is important in recovery. I like to explain it as “two sides of the same valuable coin”. The coin itself signifies addiction and recovery. The heads side of the coin is the addict/alcoholic side and the tails side of the coin is the family and friends side of the coin. Being involved with The Cedar House gives me the opportunity to help families and friends of the addict/alcoholic understand what is happening to their loved one on the road through recovery at The Cedar House. At the same time I am able to educate the family and friends about what they are going through themselves. As families and friends begin to understand how addiction/alcoholism has affected them, they also begin their road in recovery.
To me, recovery is hope. Hope for a new and better road for both the addict/alcoholic and their family and friends.
The Cedar House is a place for hope.