My Testimony of Life Change by Sue Young

Hello. My name is Sue. When I first came to Solano Recovery Project in February 2013, I was new in recovery (3 months clean as a matter of fact), was accustomed to taking from the community, was deemed disabled, had been unemployed for 4 years, had just lost my home and my animals. I came with a notepad and a pen not knowing what to expect from my first recovery support meeting.

With the assistance of SRP, NA, the day staff and other peers at Unity Hall, I received recovery and emotional support. A Peer Specialist helped me find resources and I became a volunteer.

I have been in recovery since and now have 2 years clean. I have been stabilized in my mental health, got a new car, and continue to grow in my recovery daily. The most meaningful thing for me has been the growth in my overall life. Changes! Without the help of SRP I may have been in a mental hospital, homes and/or dead. The support system from SRP has helped me maintain my life experiences.

Now that I have my support through SRP and the community I can communicate, I have a stable home, I can adventure out to places I couldn’t for many years due to the instability caused by my mental health.

Thank you Solano Recovery Project