The state of mind I was in before coming to BCFL was unmotivated & unwilling to actually change my "way" of living life. I consistently told myself that I was just going to do this program & leave then back to how i was living my life. The longer I was here the more I've realize that I don't want to continue to ruin my life, especially just throwing my life away when I know how I have the ability to make a change. As of today I have been in this program for about 9 months now & my whole view & mind of life went a complete 360. I'm grateful & thankful for all the support & help I got while being here. The staff are a very great help to me and my peers. The resources provided are more than helpful. There's so much I've learned about myself that I did 9 months ago.
I prayed asked for help to change the strength to change I knew I was going to a treatment center for some time, I had told myself no matter what it was like no matter how bad I wanted to leave, no matter how much I wanted to drink or get high, I would stick it out there. I would completer it for nobody but myself, I told myself I deserve a better life, I deserve a free life that no matter what I would make it off probation. I would have a home, a car and be financially set. I was released to Better Choices For Life on Oct, 5th 202 from the US Probation Office, I learned a lot there I was able to express a lot there, I was able to get over a lot of things that I was holding in. They gave me the tools I needed to succeed in life, it was up to me though to pick up those tools and use them. During my time here at BCFL, I was able to find employment going on 9 months, purchase my own vehicle, find my significant other who motivates me. I still have work to do on myself a lot of work to do but i have the tools i need the people to back me, Thank to BCFL.
My name is James Garcia and I am a Native American from the Hopi/Laguna Tribe. I am an alcoholic in recovery and have been for over a year all thanks to Better Choices for life!.. They literally saved me from losing everything from my family, my home, my freedom, as well as my life. Two days prior to learning of BCFL I had almost died from a relapse. That was 13 months and 8 days ago too, and I cant thank BCFL enough for all the help they provided to keep me on this sobriety journey.
BCFL helped my life in so many ways. Since leaving the program and continuing my sobriety, I have completed my federal probation, actually 2 weeks after I completed the program. Completed a year of interlock breathalyzer and got my drivers license reinstated from a prior DUI. A big surprise and one thing I am very grateful for was the fact that since I quit I am no longer considered diabetic. I have the best job I could ask for and I'm on my way up to bigger positions. So with my continued help from BCFL and my daily maintenance in my sobriety, I can accomplish anything I want.
Better Choices for Life is an exceptional program for the Native American community as well as others who are dealing with drug and alcohol addictions