I came to Wilderness Treatment Center not knowing whether or not I wanted to stop using drugs and alcohol, but I knew I couldn’t continue living the way I was. I have always loved the outdoors so I was open to the idea of a program like Wilderness Treatment Center. It was there that I got to feel a strong sense of brotherhood and support. I knew from that point I could not take on sobriety by myself. I was able to experience a lot of things that most people don’t get to and I was able to go through unique struggles that helped me get my foundation in AA. I now have almost a year sober and I feel like the time I spent at WTC played an important part in my sobriety.
Pat was not hesitant to tell me the truth about myself; it was shocking, I had always tried my best to hide the person I really was so I didn’t have to feel uncomfortable. It was easy to see that what he was saying was coming from a place of care. My experience at WTC was the first stepping stone in my sobriety.