Thursday, February 21, 2013

Days of Hope

By Sunny D, Alumni Contributor

I'm so grateful to have had the opportunity to return to Pine Grove Women’s Center for the Days of Hope. This event is put together by Pine Grove’s alumni coordinators Carver Brown and Lauren White and offers alumni continual recovery support throughout the year. The Days of Hope gives me the opportunity to not only recharge and enhance my recovery experience, but it also gives me the chance to provide hope to those who are currently in treatment. For me, there is nothing more fulfilling and gratifying than sharing my experience, strength, and hope to the current patients…showing them that recovery can be achieved; showing them that lives can change and people can forgive. The feeling I get from helping someone is better than any high I’ve ever gotten from drugs and alcohol. I feel blessed to be able to give back what was so freely given to me!! I would have to say that Days of Hope is my favorite type of service work. What is your favorite way to give back?

Pine Grove Behavioral Health and Addiction Services is an extension of Forrest General Hospital, located in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Pine Grove’s world renowned programs focus on treating gender specific chemical addiction including a specialized track for co-occurring eating disorders. Additionally, Pine Grove offers a focused substance abuse healing program for adults age 55 and over. Other Pine Grove specialty programs include a dedicated professional’s treatment curriculum and a comprehensive evaluation center. Pine Grove also features a program for patients with sexual and intimacy disorder issues. Pine Grove was established in 1984 and has provided nationally and internationally recognized health care for over 30 years.

Visit www.pinegrovetreatment.com or call 1-888-574-HOPE (4673) for more information.