It is difficult to put my experience at West Coast into words, but I feel like I would be doing the community an injustice if I didn’t try. I have been to several treatment centers over the last 10 years. I can honestly say that at each one of those treatment centers I had a genuine desire to gain and maintain long-term sobriety… and each time I failed. I felt like I had tried everything and I was beginning to lose hope in the possibility of a meaningful and fulfilling life, and one without the use of substances. Then I found West Coast. What I soon realized was that West Coast isn’t just a treatment center… It is a family. A family built on authenticity and unity. From the owners – to the clinical staff – to the techs, I felt a sense of transparency and compassion. As a result, I developed the trust and the willingness to dig deep within myself, and bring to light the things that I was allowing to prevent me from living a life I wanted to live. For the first time in my life, I felt empowered. Today I can say with pride that I am living a rich, abundant, and full life. I have a sense of ease and comfort that I didn’t think was possible for me and as a result I’ve been clean and sober for over 2 years. For this, I am eternally grateful to my family at West Coast.