What Our People Are Saying
Our family entered the Possibilities program in the beginning of 2021. Our son has struggled with substance abuse for over 10 years; a condition that has had a cascading effect on our immediate and extended families and many friends. Our son was a leader, doing well in school and was a multi-sport athlete. My wife and I have had long professional careers on the University of Saskatchewan campus. However, addiction does not discriminate.
Over the years, our son has tried several times to overcome his illness (yes,… addiction is a disease, not a weakness of character). Our son sees an addiction specialist and a psychiatrist, but these two professionals are vastly oversubscribed. Other than adding to our son’s laundry list of subscriptions, little has changed. We have tried self-treatment, family counselling, and even enrolled our son in two separate short-term recovery programs in Minnesota and Mexico.
We learned of Possibilities through one of their very qualified staff who knew our son from high school. This reacquaintance, turned out to be a fortunate event for us. The staff member firmly and kindly convinced our son and my wife and I to join the program.
Our son attends the program 5 days a week and checks in on weekends. Weekday sessions are 1-3 hours long and includes a social interaction evening with current and past Possibilities’ clients. At first, it was like pulling teeth to get our son to go. Now he is being proactive about attending and is commenting on how he is enjoying his interactions with the Possibilities team and the other clients (whose numbers grow weekly). My wife and I attend a weekly video conference session with pre-reading that has helped us learn how to support our son and each other through the ups and downs of recovery. We feel we now have the tools to help with our son’s recovery.
My wife and I will endorse Possibilities because we have only been there just over a month and we are seeing a positive change in our son and ourselves. We can guarantee that we will stick with this program to the end of the recovery phase and then beyond. Possibilities’ long-term approach is by far the best program we have ever experienced.
I mentioned previously that our son has recently started enjoying the weekly sessions. This is partly because there are more clients joining from several different backgrounds. While it is unfortunate that Possibilities is getting more clients as word of their program spreads, it is also an opportunity to bring additional support to the growing demand in the province for addiction recovery support
Possibilities saved my life and gave me hope for my future. They helped me develop the tools I needed to deal with my anxiety and depression which lead to my addiction. They go above and beyond to help their clientele with the necessary tools and support to work through everything and anything. I recommend them to anyone with anxiety to addiction and anything in between. Thank you Possibilities.
I would like to tell you about Possibilities Recovery Center. I found myself at a point in my life where it was no longer possible to avoid dealing with the issues that were creating turmoil and imbalance in my life, including substance addiction. The normal course of action for this situation would be to enroll in a 3-4 week in-patient rehabilitation program which seemed very daunting, overwhelming and uncomfortable to say the least. I was happy and relieved to discover that Possibilities Recovery Center offered an intensive 8-week out patient substance abuse rehabilitation program. Not only would I receive the help that I needed, but I could be at home every night.
The people at Possibilities are all very professional, knowledgeable, experienced and thorough. They quickly helped me remove my anxieties about beginning such a journey and showed me how to find the path to recovery. We worked together to help me find the honesty and courage to identify the problems and obstacles that were preventing me from having the life that I wanted and needed and deserved. They showed me how to build my confidence and self esteem and worked towards being the person that I wanted to be. They helped me create a recovery/relapse prevention plan and support group to ensure success in the future. The program was adjusted and adapted to fit my specific requirements. I will continue to use what I have learned to enjoy the life I now proudly live.
I will always be grateful to the people at Possibilities Recovery Center for all that they have done for me and feel confident in the fact that they will still be there for me if I seek more guidance.
Thank you all so very much!