At The Arbor, I was taught to open myself to new experiences and ways of thinking and to set aside what I thought I knew about myself, others, my disease, and the program of recovery. I was given the chance to understand and finally believe fully that I never have to live “like that” again. Leaving The Arbor was scary, but with a sober living placement, the Arbor aftercare group, and the host of friends I’ve made through The Arbor (who’ve actually begun an Arbor Alumni group), I found the support I needed to begin this wonderful life of sobriety. ~ A Grateful Arbor Alumnus 9/10/10 - 12/15/10