I miss Pacific Hill Treatment Center Staff Sarah, Sandy, Laura, Tina, Dena night shift girls. I forgot how to spell your name ur all wonderful kathey both of them swing shift girl who looks 20 but is older then me omg i love u all and sorry if i missed anyone and Judy for getting me in.
Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity. The second step of Alcoholics Anonymous is often the key to many people of recovery, to many seen as the most important of the steps.
To me walking through the doors of Pacific Hills Treatment Center was already a battle in itself. But being asked to accept God into my life for the sake of recovery was blasphemy. God never really played a crucial role in my life, actually I tried to shun even the thought of a higher power. Believing I was too good or too smart to waste my time with such nonsense as religion or faith. Very close-minded to any possibility that it would work for me.
After weeks of attending groups and meetings with this attitude, I soon found out I was hitting a wall as far as my recovery went. After talking to therapists and people with experience, in sobriety and the program, I soon found out that I would need to change my closed minded way of thinking because obviously my thought process and general way of living was not working and was the reason I was where I am.
So I decided to give this whole God thing a try. To be honest I had no idea where to start. It was suggested to me that I start with a prayer, something I had not done in a very long time. I was also told there was no wrong way to do it, so I thought I might as well give it a shot. So I got on my knees and continued for a couple days, just pouring out my heart asking for guidance, hoping someone was listening.
To my amazement, something in me the following weeks drastically changed. I just really had a better attitude towards recovery, my addiction, and the everyday life in treatment. Accepting that if I did not start to open my mind to new ways of thinking and take an invested interest methods that work, I would never really make a progress in getting where I wanted to be. To be honest I do not know why things were happening the way they did and were working, but I was not complaining.
Caroline Sickler H.
Sep 3, 2015
My first year of sobriety has been an incredible adventure...I now have a life worth living...and the best part of my year long journey is... that I remember every detailed moment of it! Unlike the many years of black-outs of my past. Many blessings are sent your way and may others receive the freedom... that I am now experiencing through sober-living!
I am very thankful to Pacific Hills Treatment Center and their staff for saving my life.
Replied to Caroline Sickler H. - Sep 14, 2015
Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know how you are doing and congratulations on your year of sobriety!! One day, one hour, and sometimes one minute, is a gift from God. So many people do not make it and yet here you are, an example to others, that this thing called sobriety, is something that can actually be done. Please stay in touch and please come by and see us sometime, I know you would be a blessing to the women in our center, so try and do that if you can.
God bless you and yours
When I was young, I never really understood church religion or God but I went along with it. When I was 10, I moved in with my mom who was not religious at all. I did not continue my Christianity. My life started to slowly unravel. At that point I started drinking and smoking weed when I was 13 that eventually led to me not caring about anything besides partying and ultimately led me to drugs.
When I first arrived at Pacific Hills Treatment Centers, I had not spoken to God in at least 5 years. But even in that time that I was not exploring my Christianity, I always knew that God had a plan for me. He was just waiting for me to willing follow it. One of the staff members suggested that I try praying for God to show me a path. What I had done in the past obviously did not work. So I indulged. At first I was not noticing or feeling anything so I figured my suspicions were right. But I kept at the path. I started to notice something. Everything and everybody was pointing me in a direction. I was just too fearful to want to follow it. Then I had an epiphany. This must be the start of Gods plan for me, the pathway to stay in California and continue treatment in a sober living. I was still very fearful of leaving my friends and family behind but gave my will to God and started the long journey of following him.
I have seen a tremendous change in myself in the aspects of willingness and determination. I am tired of failing in keeping my sobriety. I am tired of having to go through treatment. But most of all I am tired of having to restart my recovery and losing everything that I have gained. I have realized that I cannot do this on my own and who better to guide me than our Lord and Savior. I am finally ready and willing to let Him help me.
AA and the steps do great things for alcoholics. But it is more than following a program just to keep you sober. It is bettering you as an individual and in whole having a fulfilled life. I believe that if anybody including a norm thoroughly follows the steps that it will do the same thing.
Our son, feeling suicidal, checked himself into Pacific Hills Treatment Centers
.My husband and I arranged this through our minister
.His change was dramatic in a short time, he found God and turned his life around
.He is now back with his family and in school full-time
.I cant express my gratitude enough to the staff of Pacific Hills for the help that they gave my husband, my sons and me
.Without the program and God, I feel that we could have never reconciled and have the relationship that we do now.
At age nineteen I found myself in an unbreakable cycle of addiction to meth. After being hospitalized to many times for malnourishment, watching them draw black blood out of my body, I knew I either had to find help quickly or die. I crawled into my fathers office and told him I was an addict and he immediately contacted Pacific Hills and took me there within a matter of a few days. At first I rejected their program and let my withdrawals get the best of me, not paying much attention to what the counselors had to say. I tried to justify that meth addiction and alcoholism were not the same. I tried to read books during meetings, or draw. Eventually I gave in. I soon realized that addiction is addiction and I didnt expect myself to drink like a normal person ever since I left from there. I met a lot of wonderful people and attended many inspiring meetings. The church that we attended, during my time there became my church even after I finished with the program.
NOW 3 YEARS LATER
I am 22 years old FREE of addiction and celebrating my first year wedding anniversary with the love of my life (who is also now FREE of addiction) .We have a beautiful 10 month old baby boy. And I would just like to thank the staff of Pacific Hills Treatment Center here for giving me the tools to overcome the strong holds of addiction. And I would like to thank God for being present at this place.
Pacific Hills Treatment Center is a good place for recovery. I was there for 6 months and saw the comprehensive variety of truly individualized alcohol and drug addiction treatment programs for everyone. This Christian drug rehab center of San Antonio also provides gender-specific treatment programs which unite effective addiction medicine and have a good experience of Twelve-Step. It changed my life totally. I thank you for giving my sober life again.
"My experience at the Pacific Hills Treatment Center was life saving. The counselors and staff went above and beyond of their duties to help me in every way possible. I am forever grateful to them. They have changed my life. I have a purpose today and a choice today. I choose sobriety. Pacific Hills can make anything possible if you just believe in the process. From all the staff to the lovely environment to continually reach out to the ADDICTS in need. Thanks, Pacific Hills!
My past was very ugly. Before Pacific Hills, I would do nothing but smoke in my room every day.This place honestly helped me save my life. I was skeptical but it is most definitely what I needed. I feel that I have a strong foundation for staying clean and healthy. I can't even express how grateful I am to all the staff! Truly a great place to recover!
Replied to Darien W. - Nov 17, 2014
Pacific Hills Treatment Centers, Inc.has creative programs to fit individual needs. I had not experienced this type of positive treatment in any other treatment center.I understand my responsibilities and triggers better than before. I appreciate Pacific Hills Treatment Centers, Inc.