The staff and family group members at Kolmac have made that wonderful difference in my life and in my husband’s.
It took me years to believe that things could be different. I grew up in an alcoholic situation and then married into one. When my husband came to Kolmac for outpatient treatment, I was very skeptical. When I was invited to attend the Kolmac family group meeting I reluctantly attended, thinking it would be one and done. I didn’t want to be there. I didn’t want other people to know about the secret life I’d been living.
It was the combined gift of the Kolmac focus on addiction as a disease, not a willful behavior, and the encouragement and life lessons from the other family group members that changed my life.
The Kolmac family group and Al-Anon meetings are now places where I can find encouragement about life in general.
It took me so many years to believe I had choices. It was hard to have room for other voices among all those that were already in my head, but I kept listening until I could hear, understand and believe that I had choices, just as my husband did.