I thank Rosewood every day for teaching me the tools to own my recovery.

Five years ago I was diagnosed with Anorexia Nervosa, a powerful and cunning illness that robs one of their life and relationships. Like many, my Eating Disorder started in high school after a rather terrible bout of bullying about my weight. Upon graduating from high school, my eating disorder and alcoholism became even more uncontrollable, and my education and personal relationships suffered as well as my health. During the course of this time I was hospitalized and told that if, my potassium and sodium levels didn’t hold, I would die within the hour. It was after this hospital scare that I decided that I needed treatment no matter what the cost and it’s because of Rosewood giving me the tools to my recovery that I am here today. Unfortunately I didn’t stay in recovery after leaving Rosewood. I tail spun into a very deep relapse that lasted almost a year. It was not until I decided to truly use the tools that Rosewood gave me that I entered a lasting and truthful recovery.
To this day I have been in recovery and sober for 1 year 8 months. Even though there are days that are hard, I can say that recovery has been the greatest thing that has happened to me. This past year and eight months has brought so many good things. I am about to graduate with my Bachelors in Community, Family, and Addiction Sciences. I am about to be engaged and am applying to graduate school this spring at Texas Tech University for their Marriage and Family Therapy program. Without Recovery none of this would be possible. I thank Rosewood every day for teaching me the tools to own my recovery.