My name is Ryan and I am proud to say that I am in recovery. One year ago today I was living with no hope, faith, and self-esteem; I was at the crossroads of life or death. After 26 years of trying to do this on my own, I had given up and the world seemed black and white to me. My amazing family was the only thing I cared about, but I kept hurting them. They gave me the courage to try treatment. I agreed because I had no more excuses or moves left, other than dying.

Thanks to Baldy Hughes Therapeutic Community I now have hope, faith and more love for life that I could have ever dreamed of. This place has a design for living and gives you the tools to go out into the world and regain your life. The staff really shows that they care about us. We all work together and contribute something in our own way to make this place run smoothly. I am now at peace with myself and the world and I owe it all to Baldy Hughes. Thank you all for being a part of my recovery. – Ryan L