Hello, my name is Kevin B and I am an alcoholic and an addict. I am originally from Queens Village, NY, but for the past eight years my home has been in Long Beach, NY. For many years I have been battling my addiction and could never seem to get a grip on it. This past June I finally had enough of the way I have been living my life, and I decided to reach out for help. The detox that I went to told me about this place in New Jersey called Garden State Treatment. I signed up for it figuring I had nothing to lose and everything to gain. It was the greatest decision I have ever made in my life. The moment I arrived, the staff made me feel comfortable and safe, the clients all introduced themselves to me, and all the counselors and therapists assured me that I was in a safe place immediately.Naturally, I had all my guards up, however, I learned pretty quickly that I really was in a safe place. Within a day or two of being here in treatment, something clicked within me that I was in the right place. I went on to complete the Partial Care program from on July 20th, 2020 and decided to take my time here a step further. I entered into the IOP Program and decided today stay in Sparta while residing in a local Recovery Residence that Garden State helped me set up. Through my time in IOP I was able to see just how much the clinical staff really does care about the people who come here for help, they have helped me in ways I can’t even describe. Ultimately, I am a much happier person, and I have Garden State to thank for that, they saved my life! I would LOVE to see them open up a treatment facility in Long Island because I know they can help my fellow Long Islander’s see there is a better way of living. For so long I just existed. Garden State showed me a way to LIVE!!