Battle Creek, MI (PRWEB) June 28, 2014
In a must-read new article posted on its website, A Forever Recovery, an open-ended drug and alcohol treatment program that gets clients off to a great start and gives them a solid foundation in recovery they can believe in, is spotlighting Case Manager James Donnelly’s remarkable journey of change, compassion and courage.
The article describes how Donnelly, who also facilitates A Forever Recovery’s anger management program, was placed in the foster care system at just six months old – only to be physically, verbally and sexually abused by his first set of adoptive parents.
Not surprisingly, given the incomprehensible pain, anguish and fear that he experienced throughout his early childhood, at just 11 years old Donnelly turned to alcohol as a way to cope – and soon found himself on the road to addiction that would dominate the next two decades of his life.
However, unlike so many similar stories that end in tragedy, with the help of an addictions counselor and by recognizing the impact that his “functional alcoholism” was having on his children, at 31 Donnelly became sober – and hasn’t touched a drop since. What’s more, he now relies on his past – referring to it as a “blessing in disguise” – to help A Forever Recovery’s patients win their battle against addiction.
“I explain this to a lot of patients when they come in, it's not just this one path here at AFR. It's not just, 'It's going to be this.' We come at you from all of these different angles because everyone is an individual,” says Donnelly. “The way I describe it is that your journey coming here was unique to you, your journey through here is unique to you and your journey once you leave us, once again, is going to be unique to you…If you want it, it's here, that piece is here for you. It's awesome and that's what I love about AFR.”
The full text of A Forever Recovery’s new article that spotlights Case Manager and anger management program facilitator James Donnelly’s journey from struggling addict to inspiring role model, is available at http://aforeverrecovery.com/about-us/james-donnelly/.
About A Forever Recovery
A Forever Recovery program is an open-ended drug and alcohol treatment program that gets clients off to a great start and gives them a solid foundation in recovery they can believe in. Not every treatment methodology works for every client. Some people are very receptive to 12-step principles, whereas others are more comfortable with faith-based treatment. Cognitive approaches have excellent success, whereas others thrive within a more holistic approach. A Forever Recovery allows clients to choose from a wide range of recovery methodologies, coupled with Moral Recognition Therapy (MRT), to achieve success rates unmatched in the addiction treatment industry. The bottom line is that there is no single therapeutic approach to recovery that works for everyone… until now.
Learn more at http://aforeverrecovery.com/.