“My name is JD, I'm an alcoholic and addict. Before I began my journey in recovery I was not living, just merely existing. In a moment of clarity and bravery, I decided to pick up the phone and "the road of a happy destiny" led me home! I became a resident of Broadway House in October 2019. After 69 days sober I became an assistant manager, then house manager shortly after.
Broadway Recovery Services has helped me by giving me purpose. Not only am I lucky enough to be in the small number of people in the ranks of Broadway Recovery Services' staff, but thanks to my boss's encouragement and assistance, I am also a peer recovery supporter and a case manager with a CDCA certification at a counseling service.
The most rewarding part of my recovery is helping newcomers on a daily basis. Nothing brings me more joy than to watch someone come in from rehab, grow in their recovery, move on to a satellite house or even out on their own, then return as members of the growing support group available to newcomers.
My advice to anyone thinking about seeking help and to those in early recovery is to live each day as its own entity. Learn from your mistakes and celebrate your successes, but dwell on neither. For each day is a new beginning and a new story to tell, and it is never too late to change your plot!"
“After being a year clean, my mindset is so different than it was before. Broadway Recovery Services, Thrive Counseling Warren and 12-Step Groups have helped me establish a conscious contact with God and a better self-worth. Addicts and alcoholics aren't necessarily bad people. Sadly, most are good people with a bad disease. Addiction is a spiritual sickness that rots a person from the inside out. Broadway Recovery Services has allowed an environment for me to be sober, connect with God and heal from the inside out.
I'm grateful to be alive now. We (the residents) teamed up with the Mahoning County District St. Vincent DePaul Society and helped give back to the community, focusing on those less fortunate. After being in the less fortunate category myself, I now had the opportunity to give back. This has allowed me to see that I have worth, as I can help in small ways, be around sober and productive people, and live a life that is worth living. To anyone reading this and considering donating to Broadway Recovery Services, I will let you know personally that you are helping change people's lives for the better and it is a worthwhile endeavor. Sometimes people get lost and need help back up. Broadway Recovery Services, Thrive Counseling Warren and 12-Step Groups all give people a hand up.
Think of it like this: If you feed a hungry person a fish dinner, you have fed that person for a day. If you teach that person how to fish, you will feed them for a lifetime. I am truly grateful that the people from Broadway Recovery Services, Thrive Counseling Warren and 12-Step Groups were willing to believe in me and provide the much-needed help to heal and grow back into the person God intended me to be. Thank you all."
“I will always be grateful for my experience at BRS. When I had nowhere else to go BRS took me in. I remember feeling completely accepted for who I was and had hope for who I could become. Throughout the course of 11 months I was living at BRSI learned how to meet life on life’s terms. I learned simple things like how to get up on time, shop for groceries, communicate respectfully with others, take criticism, and follow- directions. Without the men in the house showing me the way, teaching me how to live life sober, and to holding me accountable none of this would be possible. BRS showed me a way of life that I’ve never experienced before. Without BRS and the 12 steps I would not be here today. Since I’ve transitioned into independent- living I’m employed full time in an amazing career, own my own home, I’m still involved with a 12 - step program, and I freely giving back what was given to me. Life is awesome!"
“When I moved into BRS I was the definition of broken. I had nothing but the clothes on my back. I felt hopeless, self- destructive, and was on the verge of death or incarceration. The men at the house were quick to help me! The only conditions were to be willing to follow the rules and take- action. At BRS I was required to participate in 12- step recovery which forever changed my life. Today I can maintain employment, wake up on time, keep up on all bills including a new car payment, and have a valid license to drive that car! I learned how to manage my money and budget for life on life’s terms. I will forever be grateful for my experience at Broadway Recovery Services."
“I will be forever grateful for my experiences at a Broadway Recovery house. The structure and atmosphere were very beneficial to me in early sobriety. Many of the living skills I developed play a key role in the happy sober life I have today. It also provided me with a strong support group that I am still close friends with. Staying at a Broadway Recovery house was one of the best decisions I ever made."
“During my month long stay in residential treatment I heard about sober living, and specifically heard of BRS. After inquiring for more information, I decided to give it a shot. I had tried numerous times to go home before going to BRS, but never acquired the solid foundation of recovery I needed to maintain long term sobriety. After moving into BRS I had to conform to their program which at first seemed to be lots of trivial rules. I realized after some time those rules were there to keep me accountable for my own recovery. I started to change slowly and once I saw newer residents coming in felt obligated to lead by example. Helping others has become second nature, this life was freely given to me why shouldn’t I do the same in return? I will always be grateful to BRS for giving me the tools I needed to become a better man. Thank you BRS."