My Stay at The Bridge
I first arrived at The Bridge at the beginning of June. When I first came in, I had a negative attitude towards treatment. I didn’t care about myself or the opportunities I had to turn myself around. All I wanted to do was run away from my problems. I would manipulate and lie to get the things I wanted in life. People took me for this junky, burnout kid who was going nowhere in life.
I developed the will to move forward. I started to actually care about myself and began to develop the courage to pull through with this program."
With time passing by at The Bridge, I started expressing myself telling people about my problems. It made me feel better about myself, and I started to build more confidence. My therapist and I were setting goals for me to work on and we were taking one step at a time to achieve them. I started building my trust back with my family and accepting the things that I cannot change. I developed the will to move forward. I started to actually care about myself and began to develop the courage to pull through with this program. My attitude towards treatment and my future was changing; I wanted to be something in my life.
When I leave The Bridge, I plan to keep heading in the same direction, achieving my long-term goals and feeling better about myself. My aim is to be able to handle myself on my own, and I want to become a successful person in life. My plans are finishing high school, taking my education farther and striving for a trade as a union carpenter. None of this progress would have ever happened if it weren’t for my therapist, the staff and my peers in the community working together to achieve something in life at The Bridge.