Testimonies

1460 Days Alcohol Free

Leah Casciano

1460 Days Alcohol Free

Four years ago I made a decision to stop drinking. I gave my word, one of the most powerful forces in the world, that I would be better. I've used it to pave the way for my future bliss and happiness; to find out what I truly think and feel.  1,460 days of choosing to not take a drink, to continue on this path of becoming stronger than I could have ever imagined. Overcoming addiction is not a linear path. Some days are a bright blue sky, while others are filled with clouds and darkness. I'm not sure if this...


Cristian Garcia Testimony

Leah Casciano

Cristian Garcia Testimony

I was arrested for my first ever offense of a DWI. Blowing three times the legal limit. And not remembering the whole process of it. I woke up Saturday in the drunk tank confused, scared, nervous, ashamed and so many more feelings. I was lost. I got booked in. Saw a judge. Made bond. And figured out the process for the first time alone. When I got out of the correctional facility I was given my belongings. My phone left in my truck that was towed the night before. I walked outside the station as if it was the first...


Pierrson Soh Testimony

Pierrson Soh Testimony

I was an addict; literally lived life with 'never a sober moment' my entire 17-20 years of age. Drowning my self in bottles of whiskey every midweek & weekends, smoking weed every night before bed. Of course, I went to gym, I liked(not loved) fitness. Many bad things happen during those years, Inbroke ankle play football hungover, dad passed on from lung cancer, personal medical issues, getting caught with the law & order. But worst: my career was going nowhere; I always wanted to be a top athlete, to inspire others and such; but I was a fat bulky &...


Lindsay-Ann Opitz Testimony

Lindsay-Ann Opitz Testimony

“Yes, terrible things happen, but sometimes those terrible things- they save you.'” -Chuck Palahniuk My life had pretty much been unmanageable from age 16 on, maybe even before. My first addiction was food, or the controlling of it. When I graduated high school I was 5’11 and around 120 pounds. It doesn’t seem ‘all that’ skinny but the reality was I had been living off a daily intake of about 500 calories, weed and bad decisions. I hung out with men almost double my age that were a gateway into worse decisions. This mindset and way of living was the...


Melisa Alonso

Leah Casciano

Melisa Alonso

I first became interested in psychology and how the mind works back in high school. I found myself constantly thinking about the human mind and why it is that we process things the way we do. For instance, why is it so easy to think negatively but so challenging to think positively? I took a couple of psychology classes during this period and decided it was the right fit. I went to Florida International University and obtained a Bachelors in this field. However, I still was not sure which route I wanted to take. Did I want to burry my...