So I absolutely loved my stay at ardu, I stayed for 56 days and had a fantastic time. We went on experientials, we went camping, we went swimming, and did so many activities, and meetings, and groups, and i had so much fun! Haley, Holly, Lindsey, Bree, Matt, Caitlin and Thomas, John and so many more, and they all deserve so much recognition because they helped me so much! Toni, my counselor, was incredible and amazing, I learned so much about myself and my childhood, she was available for me 24 hours a day and I miss her so much! I do have one issue though; honesty and holding yourself accountable is supposed to be the pinnacle of the program, and you're supposed to be rewarded for it. I was totally honest with my counselor, and techs, but someone else wasn't honest with their counselor, who was Sean, and so Sean overrode MY counselor, which should never happen, so I ended up with a completion certificate rather than a graduate certificate. Sean really shouldn't have been allowed to butt in between my counselor and myself, because there's no way for him to know what was said between us. If my counselor did not sanction me no one else should have been allowed to. At the same time Sean was an amazing person to work with out in the field we did fun things and he was easy to get along with all the way up until he let his bias control him at the end. Sean was incredible at getting us, as a group use our brains, minds and physical, to get through his tasks in such a way that inspired trust, which no one else did, and when it was all said and done he was able to relate each one of those tasks back to addiction. Had it not been for that last week he would have been one of the most amazing people there. Even though his client lied to him, I never did lie. I refuse to hold any resentments because I'm not going to have 58 days stay clouded by the last week.
And yes I'm still clean! I've been pulled over six times in the last 4 days by the local cops, who all know me and my car. Me, my dog and Jesse have all been clean.