“Every staff person is in recovery too, they all know what I was going through”
“ I couldn’t have asked for a better program or experience. All of the counselors and resident aids were phenomenal.”
“The groups and meetings were wonderful”
“Every aspect was equal in my improvement”
“I loved my stay here, I grew a lot”
“I have to say that I was really happy with the attention and care that my counselor treated me with. She took the time to get to know me personally and counsel accordingly”
“The program was great. Counselor Richard was the best asset of the program, he brings peace to all of us”
“I learned about the disease how to work the steps”
“I really appreciate the responsiveness the staff had to some of the client issues. I also appreciated the different approaches each of the counselors had”.
“Thank you to everybody that worked with me, I don’t want to leave, it is a happy home.”
“Take it one day at a time, it is structured perfectly”
“All the staff at the residential were awesome, they showed much concern, insight and love. Kudos to an awesome counselor, she has her own style, it was exactly what I needed, she every sugar coats, she hits you point blank with love”.
“Pam is great, I am so glad to have her as my counselor, I have discovered so much about myself with her help”.
“A very educational experience, I learned a lot”
“I love the staff, I think that you all are very special people cuz you actually care about us patients and are not here just collecting a check. Keep doing what you are doing cuz it worked for me and if I can change from being here anyone care if they work the program”.
“I got a lot of insight out of the suggestions, and teaching I received from my counselors”.
“The entire staff including the aides were the best I have had in my 12 different attempts at sobriety, 2 detox’s and 10 rehabs”
“There were NO aspects of the treatment that did not help me get better”.
“The program was able to give me structure and to look at the good qualities within myself.”
Here is are some letters we've received from prior patients:
Dear Aurora Charter Oak Residential Recovery Program,
I would like to take a moment to express my sincere gratitude for what you have done for me. At the beginning of April 2007, I came to you broken and desperate man, suffering from the disease of alcoholism. You were literally the last house on the block for me. I felt, as there was no other hope for me to have any recovery from this deadly disease. You opened your doors and your hearts to me.
There I began my journey onto my second chance in life. With the love, compassion and understanding from the staff and camaraderie of the residents, I finally found true sobriety in my life. With God as your guide, you have given me a gift no amount of money can purchase. Today I can look in the mirror without shame and live a purposeful and meaningful life.
I cannot thank you enough. I will be forever grateful to you and to God. Please continue to do God’s work.
I CAN HONOR MYSELF WITHOUT SEARCHING FOR APPROVAL
Today I no longer feel the desperate need to have everyone’s approval. I will not submerge my real self to gain the approval of all. As an adult, I do not need to blindly seek the “ok” stamp from everyone, for everything.
I grew up with a “criticizer” in my consciousness that demanded perfection. I grew up trying to please everyone to obtain love. I reject that script today. I challenge the old belief that I’ll be rejected for being me.
Today I will relate to others with an inner conviction that I have worth. If this isn’t natural for me, I will act as if it is. I will imagine myself as someone who feels self worth and inner integrity. I will notice what it feels like and how I behave.
I will not go through life apologizing. I will not go through life being a self-defeating pleaser. Now that I am learning to love myself, I do not need to please everyone.
Today, I approve of myself.