I am a proud graduate of HSR. On June 13th of 2018, I checked in for healing as a shell of the man that I am today.  Crystal Meth and GHB had ravaged me and my beautiful family. I am a dad to a beautiful 15-year-old boy and a gorgeous 14-year-old daughter; husband to a  beautiful loving wife, of 16 years; I’m also a beloved son and little brother. Coming to HSR was the greatest gift of love the people mentioned above have ever given to me.  The accepting of this gift is the greatest act of self-compassion, and self-love I’ve ever allowed myself to accept. In the last 30 days, I have learned so much about myself, and how the past 39 years of my life have led me to become the man I am today and have equipped me with the skills and empowerment to become a better man day by day. During my time at HSR I have found peace and a place of radical acceptance for things like, but not limited to: (1) childhood, serial, ritualistic sexual abuse, (2) survivor’s remorse as an 8-year veteran of the United States Marine Corps, (3) upbringing in an authoritarian, albeit loving, religious household. I am forever indebted to HSR and her loving, kind, and caring staff for making available, to me, the gift of life.