Family Weekend – A Parent's Perspective

speed dating madrid hoy Dear Wellington Retreat, The family weekend was an eye opener. I now have a much better understanding of the treatment my son is receiving and I am confident that he is in the right place. Being exposed to the process during the Community on Saturday was enlightening, but what I most valued was the Sunday session. The information shared helped me to more fully understand what is going on and…

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Time to Say Goodbye


application site de rencontre windows phone A PATIENTS RENDITION OF THEIR LOVE AFFAIR BEFORE TREATMENT Dear Addiction, I can now speak with an honest, clear mind when I say that you have done so much damage to my family, friends and most of all me. You manifested inside me like a plague, like the disease you are. Can you remember the bliss, the warmth, the ecstasy you once gave? Or do you even care? I loved…

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A Letter to the Innocent, From the Heart


This is a letter from a current patient to her still born child as she comes to grips with the tragedies of her past. We thank her for sharing this. The names have been changed to ensure privacy. Dear Sarah: It’s almost been a year now, since we said our good-byes. I’ve always wanted to tell you how I’d pictured you before you came into this world. I always hoped that…

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I Struggle, but I Will Succeed

Here is a patients view thus far for where they are today. I have been [through] a lot over the past few years. It has really been a struggle with this addiction for some time now. In this battle there have been good times and bad. I have met some good people in recovery and learned a lot about myself from working with a sponsor. I also had my share…

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When the Silence is Broken – I Miss the Glimpse

Here is an excerpt given with permission of a patients journal while here for treatment. A very powerful message. I hold on to the stereotype. I hold on to the fairy tale. I hold on to what was sought to be the norm. But not every case is the same. I have tried to find anywhere else to place the blame. It finds its way back to pin itself on…

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My Journey Out of the Bar

Black outs, snorting cocaine off the back of the bar toilet, eating Xanax like skittles was just the end of a new beginning to my life. After a week of having suicidal thoughts, I decided it would be best for me to get some real help. I Google’d long term treatment centers at the bar and I came up with Wellington Retreats number. I called and they accepted me with…

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From Bad to Good: An Ode to Wellington Retreat

Unedited letter from an Adolescent Patient who recently progressed out. Hey Dr. Moran, You know living in Dr. Moran’s world wasn’t so bad, still isn’t. LOL. I’m writing you this letter to thank you so much and let you know how much I appreciate everything you have done for me and my family, and for accepting me into your amazing program. Your programs have showed me a new way of…

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Growing Self-Esteem

Here is a submission from a patient after a mirror exercise. What is Self-Esteem? Self-esteem is something that someone feels about themselves. Whether it is negative or positive. To me Self-esteem is for me to be able to walk into a room and not be afraid of what others might think of me. Another example is for me to be able to look at myself and actually believe I am…

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I Am Patient X: An Adolescent's Story

Here is one of our adolescent patient’s story. The names have been changed to ensure privacy. My name is Patient X. I was born in South Florida, 1996. I grew up in a family that deeply believed in God. My family never really had a problem with money, so it was always easy for me to get. When I was a little girl, my mom and dad would take me…

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