“When I came through the doors of Imagine last year, I looked and felt like the "before" photo in a pet adoption advertisement: Sick, scared, confused, and probably not smelling all that great. I didn't know exactly what I needed, only that I wanted a better life, a healthier, happier one. Soon after, I became Imagine Client #1. No pressure, right? After ten weeks of IOP and eight weeks of outpatient treatment, I felt as though I'd been born again. It's not hard to see why Imagine has chosen a phoenix as its spirit animal and logo, a legendary mythical creature that is continuously born anew from its own ashes. And that's precisely how I feel today, rebuilt from the charred remains of an unhealthy and fearful life, a new and better man, husband, brother, son, and (at least I hope) member of the human race. For the first time in a long time, I have peace, health, and hope, which are no small things. I am, and will always be, eternally grateful for those gifts.
I don't think I ever could have gotten to this place if it wasn't for the kindness, professionalism, care and sagacious direction of the Imagine team. To Felicia, Chris, August, Lauren, Keith, Marianna, and the rest of the Imagine Recovery team, I say: Happy birthday! And thank you, thank you, thank you, for giving me my life back. And not just my life, either: a better life. I'll never forget it.”