As soon as Leah made the decision to for help, she was admitted to a medical detox center in California (where she was living at the time). Once she was physically stabilized she traveled to South Florida, where she began her addiction recovery journey at Immersion Recovery Center.
“I was planning on staying in the program for 30 days and going home, but I ended up staying in the area for 10 months,” Leah says. “I completed the full continuum of care, which includes working through the 12 Steps. When I worked through the program that was laid out for me at Immersion, my life completely fell into place. I learned honesty and integrity, and I learned why I had turned to substances in the first place. They did a really good job of educating me; of teaching me why I was operating the way I was and how to make lasting changes in my life.”
Like many clients, Leah began her personal treatment journey in the residential inpatient portion of the program, where she stayed for nearly four weeks. “The amenities are absolutely beautiful,” she says. “I felt like I was staying in a hotel. It was my first time in treatment so I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I was pleasantly surprised. The staff was welcoming, warm, and understanding. A high percentage of the staff members are in recovery themselves, which was nice because they were able to relate to me on a deep and authentic level. I started to feel connected to people again. I developed meaningful friendships, and I was finally removed from the darkness and isolation I had been experiencing for so long.