Testimonials from patients, family, community advocates and staff.
“By day 10 I felt like a brand new person. I know it`s kind of hard to understand after 10 days. But my anxiety was minimum to none, my depression was gone, my thoughts and my compulsions about using were gone. I feel like I’ve been clean for years. I haven’t even had the thought about using. It feels foreign to me now. Which is a hard concept for me to grasp but I feel so blessed to have my life back.”
-Greg Holman, Client
“When I arrived at Emerald I was hopeless and helpless and full of skepticism from many years of failed attempts to get my life under control. Emerald’s unique approach to recovery gave me hope, and within day’s I was on my way to feeling better and better everyday without any complications. My crash and burn before I arrived here was years in the making but in two short weeks I was given a whole new QUALITY of LIFE! I have now found joy, happiness and a clear state of mind, something I always assumed was unattainable.”
-Mike Purichia, Client
“I feel so grateful to have been given this opportunity to participate in helping another addict get sober. See I understand the power of addiction because I myself am a recovering alcoholic. So while I am helping another person get sober, although they do not know it, they are helping me to stay sober. Through working at Emerald, I have experienced individuals go through treatment without having to endure the thing they fear most in getting sober, the withdrawals and cravings. From there they are able to then get some clarity and with that comes HOPE, something most addicts have lost sight of at some time or another along the way.
I believe what we do at Emerald is life changing. It affords individuals with the disease of addiction a new chance at life with clarity and focus of how to begin to live life sober again.”
-Andrea Lowden, Registered Nurse
“Every day is a new day and coming in to work I feel that I have purpose. It’s exciting to see people’s lives change for the better on a daily basis, and being a contributing factor to making sure they are comfortable and able to focus primarily on their recovery.”
-Erin Scott, Patient Support Coordinator
“I have been in the nursing field nearly forty years, first as an LPN and then graduated from IU School of Nursing RN program.
My nursing career includes medical/surgical, Home Health, ventilator care, hemodialysis, Long term acute care, psychiatric nursing, as well as a few other experiences.
I believe myself to be a dedicated patient advocate and this, THIS, addictions treatment program is sooo amazing! if I had known about it over 20 years ago perhaps my oldest child would still be with us. If I had not seen the benefits with my own eyes I may not have believed it was possible.
I am so blessed with the opportunity to take part in this revolutionary program here in the Midwest…in helping people who really want to stop dancing with the devil and get their lives back. I look forward to seeing others join the revolution!”
-Jacquie Ellis, Registered Nurse