Good morning David! I’m (D. S.) a former adolescent patient and now a member of narcotics anonymous. I don’t know if you remember me or not. Just wanted to say thanks for all the help you’ve given me it really is still impacting me today. I’ve turned 18 in December and finally got to see my mom and sister again after 2 years of traveling to Africa. I’m still here in Cameroon studying in form 5 in the arts section and I’ll be writing a big public exam this month to get my GCE certificate. This is the first time in my entire life that I’m actually succeeding in my education. I’m proud of taking 10th place out of over 100 students in my class form academically. The relationship with my dad however is still not the best however ( not that I expected that to change, lol) but overall things are going super well although my country is at the edge of a war due to a crisis happening but we give everything to God. I’ve got 2 more years before going back to Cali and I have so many plans for my future finally and I’m excited about living my life. I also want to help many others that are going through what I’ve gone through. Anyways, just really missing you guys there and I hope all is well. God bless you!!!
Lauren was my main counselor. I was in night group with her and Jian. I honestly had very little desire to follow through with this before I came. But the support I received from both of them made me stay. I just felt so good, I felt heard, seen and supported. Jian did my intake, I asked him at one point “So I probably can’t drink ever again?”, and he said “I like to take it one day at a time.” That will stick with me forever. It made me feel like I could handle this. At the end, he told me I was a strong woman. Hearing those words touched my heart. Sometimes you just need to be seen.
My counselor Lauren has changed my life. She works with me on a level I can handle. She is open, gentle but real, and doesn’t let me get by with any BS. She supplied me everything I asked for, for my recovery and the material she gave me about child trauma changed my life. Mark got me in the door, Jian got me to stay and feel seen, and Lauren gave me the tools to experience the gift of sobriety and I’m not sure I have ever been happier.
Thank you again for your very ethical stance in the treatment community. I have said before, and will say again, how much I appreciate what you are saying– and what you are doing by offering Twin Town as a reasonable alternative for the mass of addicts and families of ordinary means. Certainly, some wealthier clients and families may avail themselves of higher cost facilities. That’s their choice. However, even they may realize that what is really necessary for a start in recovery is simply a secure, clean setting staffed by caring, experienced professionals who are dedicated to recovery work and able to refer effectively for medical and psychological services when necessary. If the setting is developed and implemented by directors who want to create services that are truly up to date and, yes, appropriately profitable, then the package is complete!
I want to express my gratitude of the support I received at Twin Town. You ministered the way to stay sober. You spoke about the disease of addiction in a way a person like me could receive. You gave me a place where I could be safe in unleashing my fears. You told me my feelings are valid and that I am somebody. You gave me tough love but also extended me a caring hand to hold onto. I’m grateful for all the tears, the laughs, the acceptance, the urinalysis’ and the meeting cards. You’re helping God to save lives. Thank you Twin Town for all that you have given me. You help to mend my broken wings. My life is forever changed.
With kindest regards,
To whom ever it may concern:
I thought that it was important to emphasize the impact that one of your counselors has made on our families lives. My son was an inpatient at Chapman Medical with an early release due to medical coverage. We then made the choice to come to your facility for our outpatient program. Kenny is my son’s counselor. He has not only helped my son with his drug addiction, but he has helped him become an overall better person. The program that is here has also helped myself to learn how I can be a better person and parent. Your program is great but without the facilitators to express the care that the families and children need, the message would go no where. I wanted to make sure that you knew how greatly Kenny is admired, respected and appreciated by my family and by many others. Thank you for hiring him. He has truly been a blessing in my life and my son’s.
April I got into UCLA this week as a Sociology/Pre-Law major! my parents wanted me to tell you how grateful they are for you. I wouldn’t be having the time of my life in Europe OR into one of the top schools in the country without you!!! so thank you for being amazing! I love you!!
It was great to see you last night at my mom’s graduation! I wanted to write and send you a quick thank you for all the work you did with my mom and our family. I am so proud of her and her recovery and she is really a different, better mom. I remember the day of her intervention when I felt so scared and unsure about what this phase of recovery was going to look like. It was truly life or death in my eyes. I must say that I look back and could not be more positive about where my mom is today and what the future holds for her (even with the initial bumps in the road). I believe we owe a lot of the success to Twin Town and the counselors that make up the program. I have a huge place in my heart for you ladies and the work that you do.
Thank you so much!
The organization and execution of services at Twin Town West Hollywood seem to indicate a commitment to caring and effectual treatment for your clients and this is manifest so many of the details of the program. From the thorough intake process, the coordination of services like therapy, sponsors, meetings, etc., the note taking through out our daily group sessions, the care to meet together as counselor’s to review and strategize regarding your clients, to the detailed individualized follow up that you and your team carefully administer – this focussed orchestration of sincere care builds up for your individual clients until through this process they can be led to break throughs, clarity, peace, serenity and sobriety. While this is the goal of any treatment program – I feel there is something special happening in Weho and I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of the apparent dedication to your clients’ well being that you and your team displays on a daily basis.
When I came there the first time last September you did my intake and were there for me throughout even as I spent most of my groups with Kaitlyn. I met Cindy quickly then and as I returned I have spent almost the entire session this time around with you and Cindy. While there were other counselors there that I interacted with in groups and observed working there – It was really you, Kaitlyn and Cindy that personify to me the sincere heartfelt treatment I felt there. Again – you and your team’s consistent hard work and focus were so apparent, so well placed and so appreciated!
So today when we experience the Harvest Moons Lunar Eclipse – it’s said this may well be a momentous time to resolve long standing issues, put them behind us and move forward — free and unencumbered. Coincidentally – I’m finished up with Phase 1 at Twin Town and moving into Phase 2 and that means i’ve completed the assigned resentment letter, goodbye to my addiction, and forgiveness letter. Pretty amazing to me that this would all fall together with this lunar eclipse!
I’m attaching here my Phase 1 assignment because I think you who know me realize how far I’ve come. And I can’t possibly convey you how thankful I am for your guidance and care and I know I was lost until you helped me find my way. Thank you!
Thank you for not giving up on me and putting me where I know from experience I would receive no help, PRISON!