Before coming to The Hope and Recovery Place, I had lost all hope. Being consumed by my addiction brought me to a very dark place in my life. I lost the ability to take care of myself. I was unable to see the good within me. Upon arrival, HARP welcomed me with open arms. I was greeted by the founder, Kage. He assured me I was in good hands and after 20 min of talking with him, a sense of hope began to surface. The compassion in his voice was that of reassurance that I had come to the right place. I truly felt at ease for the first time in a long time. I knew I was right where I needed to be as I embarked on my new path. After arriving to the treatment center I was introduced to the staff. The staff was hand-picked by Kage, which only signifies the passion that is within him to build the best team possible for his clients. The love, compassion, and respect radiated from each person I met. Such unique individuals but all shared the same vision of helping me find what I had lost. Thus began the process of getting to know one another. He then began by asking me about my past and what I wanted to achieve. Becoming clean was the first part of my recovery. He had me tell my story, where I have been, and what I have been through that led me to them. He helped me see the errors of my past with group discussions, skill building techniques, and personalized one on one sessions. I have been able to restore my lost hope, faith, and inner strength. I have been able to build my confidence back, to feel my self-worth, and understand that I can do anything I put my mind to. I see now that with hard work I can achieve the happy and fulfilled life I know I deserve. Some of the programs that are offered which have helped me tremendously are stress relief therapy, guided meditation for pain and anger management, ability to go to the gym as an out lit, and Tai Chi training. I have suffered with Lyme disease nearly all my life and having a chef within the house that has been able to accommodate to my specific needs has provided me with even more of a sense of comfort and belonging. This truly is an individualized program to fit each persons needs towards the progress of recovery and they have certainly met mine. From day one, the program has been referred to as the spiritual family and I never quite understood that until recently. I truly have found my spiritual family that provides me with guidance and understanding towards my path in life. I believe that HARP was the best decision I have ever made to better myself and show others that a clean and sober life is possible if you are willing to do the work.
Life is so great these days I can’t thank anyone but God and the people at HARP, they have helped me grow drastically. I am so grateful I just would like to give a huge shout out to Kage Njaka for giving me this opportunity to grow and succeed, I have a life now thanks to you man! You’re amazing and your staff are absolutely wonderful thanks again for helping me so far. Love you guys so much!
When I first arrived at The Hope and Recovery Place, I was nervous, shy, depressed, and without my family. The individuals at HARP showed me how to live again without the use of any substances. The entire staff was honest, supportive, loving, understanding, helped me overcome my emotional distress and addiction. My four months there changed my life, and I am now happy, successful, and motivate to achieve my goals. They have a lay back environment and a diversity of activities to do. Their music therapy helped me a lot. I have since reunited with my family, have a full time job, have a sponsor and go to meeting regularly. The Hope and Recovery Place changed my life!