Recreation & Adventure
Our son, enrolled in At The Crossroads in July, 2007 and was a student there for nine months, after coming from a 45 day Wilderness Therapy Program. Kyle had suffered with significant depression, anxiety, and drug addiction for 3 years. Kyle was able to find a better balance and structure in his life through working closely with the team at At The Crossroads. He benefited greatly in dealing with his depression and anxiety through the services provided by the counselors, therapist, staff colleague, and psychiatrist.
When I first arrived, I was a 20 year old with a lack of discipline and direction for my life. My parents had sent me to At The Crossroads to find some of that direction I had been lacking. Being a student of the At The Crossroads program was a great learning experience for me. [...] I will never forget my time spent at the At The Crossroads, nor will I ever forget the staff. I have life skills that are helping me succeed in my life in MD. I am seen as a totally new person and owe a lot of thanks to the staff, and Brian, and the program in general. It truly was one of those life changing experiences, and my parents are always amazed at the change they see in me.
Brent is doing so amazingly well. You would truly be proud of him. He is such a changed young man, in every aspect. He has been working extremely hard at Grad School and his first semester he has come away with “2 A’s and an –A”. He is really enjoying the communications program and is looking at interning for a company possibly over the Christmas holidays in New York. He is also starting the process of sending out resumes to companies for interning this summer.
At the Crossroads gave Ben another intermediate step between the other programs and going into the outside world with no restrictions. It enabled him to act out his emotional instability in a safe, protected environment–one with considerably more freedom but also one demanding more responsibility than others. [...] Ben has developed into a mature, stable, responsible, loving, affectionate, and successful young man. I love him deeply and am very proud of him.
My time at ATC was definitely not easy, but neither is life. I believe it made me a better person for it and now I’m getting everything I’ve wanted out of life. I have the determination to figure out what I want to do, the motivation to pursue it, and the ability to keep everything organized when everything gets hectic. Honestly, If I didn’t go to At The Crossroads, I don’t know where I would be; I just know it would be somewhere I wouldn’t want to be.
A year ago today, I recognized the need for change. I visited a program in southern Utah and made the decision to move forward with my life. It is without a doubt the best decision I have ever made in my life. I am so thankful for At The Crossroads for guiding me through that process. Today I am one year sober from drugs; I have a beautiful, loving girlfriend with whom I couldn’t have done it without. I have a great relationship with my family. I am so thankful for the continued support of my family. Today my future is very bright and limitless.
Starting out in the program I had few responsibilities, but as I got a job and worked harder, I started paying my own bills. It became really gratifying to know I could budget my money, work hard at a job, and accomplish the things I have.
My experience at ATC has made me the person I am today. I am a young woman well on her way to becoming independent. I am responsible and accountable, with goals and foresight. I am able to take pride in what I do and, for the first time in the better part of a decade, live in the moment and be happy. As a graduate of the program, I hope to encourage others to achieve their goals and dreams and become their higher selves, like I am well on my way to becoming. I have a great job; I received a raise after two months, and plan to make a career with my current employers.