Recovery is all about choices, and at Cenikor we want you to feel empowered to truly find yourself through recovery. Oftentimes, we see clients who feel they’ve lost themselves to their addiction, but that doesn’t have to be the end. There’s always a way to find yourself again. We’re here to help with that. Our client Aldo has shared his story of finding himself, and we hope it gives you the strength to do the same.
I’m Aldo, an Alcoholic from Las Cruces, NM – born and raised. I am 38 years old, and I’m thankful for what I have learned from the program here at Cenikor. It has given me all the tools that I need to have to learn how to go about becoming sober in my everyday life. When I first arrived to Cenikor, I was lost, didn’t know how to act, or even feel. I was deep in my own mind and was very depressed and lonely. I had a lot of resentment, anger, and I was in denial and low self-esteem and anxiety. That’s what brought me to Cenikor. I was struggling with even the most basic feelings until everyone started talking to me and introducing themselves to me and making me feel at home. I started realizing that I was not alone here, and we’re all here for the same reason. That is to find ourselves in sobriety.
I learned that there is a difference in being sober and being in sobriety. I learned that anyone can be sober but for us that have this disease, the first requirement is we be convinced that any life run on self-will can hardly be a success. With that being said, this is exactly what this program will help you understand – that we can’t do it alone.
At Cenikor, they will provide you with all the tools that you need in life to go about everyday situations that get thrown you way, good or bad. They will also guide you to your new path and find your higher power and the willpower to find your way. Once you start to find yourself, that’s when you start to realize your true problems and see that our lives have become unmanageable.
After that you will begin to find yourself and your higher power. It’s a remarkable feeling when you start to find who you really are again and love yourself. Remember that you have to wait until you begin do it for yourself and no one else. I thank all the staff and counselors here at Cenikor for being with us with open minds and having the patience to listen and help guide us and give us all the tools to let us grow and find ourselves and our higher power.
If it wasn’t for all the counsel aids and behavioral health technicians, I wouldn’t be able to be sober today with no shame or to be proud of who I am today. I am so thankful for what this program has done for us. If it wasn’t for Cenikor, I would never in my wildest dreams have thought I would be writing this testimony today. This program works if you really work it. If you’re reading this testimony wondering if you can find your way again, try Cenikor, I promise you won’t regret it.
Overcoming an addiction is an everyday battle, and we are going to have to work on ourselves every day for the rest of our lives. That’s what the program at Cenikor will show and teach us. The at Cenikor gave me the coping skills to deal manage my sobriety, and I believe it can do the same for you. It’s a new beginning, and while I’m still learning, I’m grateful for this program and the opportunity and privilege to work through my recovery. I thank Cenikor for all the wisdom they have provided, and I pray you that you find the strength to make the right choice too.