R.H. sat across my desk with a big smile on his face. It was his “exit interview,” completing his two-year treatment program.

Looking back, he shares the following insights in his last face-to-face meeting with his counselor.

What was your life like when you were drinking?
“It was tiresome. I didn’t like waking up in the morning not feeling good. Looking back, I thought it was a lot of fun. It wasn’t.”

What brought you to Follman’s?
“A DUI.”

What were your expectations when you first came to Follman?
“To get cleaned up and get sober. To start another chapter in my life…A sober one!
I’ve got too much to live for. I have great parents. I have a great job and I don’t want to be looked at as an outcast.”

What was the hardest for you in the beginning of your treatment?
“That I did this to myself. I can’t blame anyone. I had to admit that I drank way too much and got in trouble.”

Who helped you during the time of your treatment?
“My parents. My work. I realized that a couple of people at work stucked their necks out for me.”

What are your life goals now?
“I’m not going to let my parents down. I don’t want them to think that their son is a loser. I’m a winner. I’m moving forward and have a lot of life to live for!”

R.H. “graduated” from Follman Agency. He embarks into 2016 with sobriety, self-confidence and a deep smile of satisfaction.