Jordan E

Once Again !  I found myself in an all too familiar position. I was homeless and hopeless. I did not want to continue living, firmly convinced that I was doomed to repeat the same dysfunctional patterns… again and again. Eventually, I checked myself into detox and ended up at Healing Transitions in Raleigh, NC. It…

First you take the drink……

“First you take the drink, then the drink takes you.”  Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby I was raised in a middle-class family. My parents were GREAT people, instilling in me their values…Honesty, Morality, Integrity, Faith, and Ethical Standards. I have always considered myself ‘average’, perhaps not even. In order to hit the middle of the…

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Tom – Then and Now

I will begin with my name, Devon Thomas Hill…aka “Tom”. I am 33 years old and began abusing drugs at age 15. My sobriety date is October 24th, 2018. I grew up in Greensboro, NC, but came to Raleigh from the New Hanover County Detention Center in Wilmington, NC. I spent 4 months there before…

Michael – I Am Thriving

Michael “Emmaus House has given me the opportunity to lay a foundation for the rest of my life. I am building credit and establishing a rental history. I am financially stable enough to balance work and full-time school, contributing to an independent future. With the supportive structure and affordability of Emmaus, I am no longer…

Brian – Recovery on the Run

“Sometimes it takes losing everything to realize what you had. And sometimes realizing what you had can actually make you feel thankful for losing everything. It’s a weird paradox, discovering what you thought was everything- what you ran and worked so hard for- really amounted to nothing.” Todd Saville, My Father’s House BRIAN I distinctly…

Mike – Artist In Residence

Addiction is all consuming. It takes everything, extinguishing the spark that makes an individual unique. Recovery offers the promise of renewal, the re-ignition of passion. Passion is the force that keeps us active, engaged, and motivated to live an authentic life. Passions not only ignite our spirit, but also provide a sense of purpose. Our…