One of my first parties that I actually drank and smoked weed at, I got taken advantage of and I actually was molested by about 8 or so guys at that party. After the fact, I kind of looked at myself differently, that I didn’t have self-worth. I was okay with dying. I landed myself to the point where I started using heroin and then I started doing that excessively. And finally, I just had to tell myself, “There’s so much more to live in life than doing all this and I was missing out on all of it.”
When I first came, I was extremely scared because I had never been into treatment before so I didn’t really know what to expect. My dad called Warren and told him that we were coming down. Warren had offered to come out and pick me up, but my parents wanted to drive me down there themselves and say goodbye. And we got here a little bit late. So Warren had stayed here at the center, up until nearly 8 pm, waiting for me so I could get here and that he can introduce himself and he then had someone bring me to the detox.
When I first came out was the first time that I ever met Warren and instantly, he gave me a hug. I mean Warren gives the best hugs. I mean, he just squeezes you and it’s just, he makes you feel safe here, you know? Because it’s not easy for people to just leave their homes. Some people come a lot farther than that.
The awesome thing about here is that Warren always tries and gives us the opportunity to better our lives. Warren and his staff all of Wavelengths, they try their best to make people just feel safe here.