Almost 7 years ago I step foot on the back deck of Trinity during the weekly Friday night meeting, not knowing what this place was or how this place would impact my life in such a positive way. There are thousands of sober living homes in South Florida, some good, some bad, and some that stand above others. Trinity is one of the few places that stands above most sober living communities and has helped numerous people get the opportunity to change their lives. I, among countless others, have benefited greatly to have lived at Trinity.
My name is Andrew S and my sobriety date is 9/18/2010. I was a resident at Trinity for almost 3 years. I know, 3 years in a halfway house seems like an eternity, but shortly after my arrival at Trinity, I started to consider Trinity my home. Not a halfway house or a sober living community but a home. I arrived lost broken, confused, and my life completely unmanageable. Through the course of my drinking career, I had managed to give away everything good in my life away. I choose a bottle over family, friends, great jobs, and a life. Trinity helped me find the reality from the delusional state that I was living in. Trinity helped me grow from an immature little kid into a responsible man that my family see's me as today. Trinity afforded me the opportunity to change my behaviors, pre-conceived notions, and irrational thought patterns through accountability, responsibility, integrity, fellowship, and the paramount importance of 12 Steps and the program of Alcoholic's Anonymous.
The message was clear from day one, sobriety comes 1st and everything else will fall into place. We were encouraged, pushed, pulled, put into place when needed, and most importantly loved. Trinity is a place that cares without any motive, the driving force is to help as many willing residents achieve sobriety and to have a solid foundation that we could build on once we left. Today, I have the trust and confidence of my family back, a great job, beautiful relationships and a true happiness that I had never had. This all due to the guidance, structure, accountability, and the consistent urging of making recovery a way of life. To put in the work to benefit us in the future. I have many fond memories of the time I spent at Trinity, mostly revolving around life long bonds and friendships.
I am, along with many, have a debt of gratitude for the way Trinity has impacted and changed my life. I miss the simple days of going to work, doing my chores, going to a meeting, and deciding what we were going to eat at night. I miss the meetings, the late-night talks, the BBQ s, beach days, fishing trips, paint-balling, movies and fellow-shipping with my fellow brothers. We were lucky that all our paths crossed when we most needed it.
Today my life is good, I am blessed, and most importantly I have found peace. If you're ready to change your life and are willing and open minded enough to take a look at what you have been running from your entire life, I highly recommend you look into Trinity. It's a place where countless lost addicts and alcoholics grew up to become contributing members of society.