I participated in everything I could during my time detoxing and realized I would have no hope of not just getting drunk again if I did not do something drastically different. I called my parents and convinced them to let me go into inpatient, with having a 3 and 8 year old it took some persuading because they would have to step in. Using the computer and telephone at the hospital I called around for places and Deer Hollow was the only one that answered. I got out of the hospital, went home and packed, and checked into rehab the next morning.
My time at Deer Hollow was not rainbows and unicorns. In fact my son's dad took him out of state and I didn't know if I would ever see him again. I regretted my decision every minute of every day until one day something changed. Using tools from groups, and individual therapy, as well as the big book of Alcoholics Anonymous the lights came on, as they say. I fought hard for my sobriety and really wanted it and through the help and support of Deer Hollow I am still sober today. Not only am I sober but I have a life I would of never had which has included both my children living with me full time, finishing my bachelor's degree, becoming certified to teach yoga, actually teaching yoga at a studio and treatment centers, and the list goes on and on. Deer Hollow was, and still is, invaluable to me and my recovery."