California Clients and Staff Share Reasons to be Thankful

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

ThBHIS Staff of Phoenix House Orange Countyanksgiving is a time to reflect, focus on the positive, and count our blessings. Phoenix House clients and staff in California share their reasons to be thankful this holiday season.

Women at the residential program in Santa Ana expressed thanks for the positive changes that come with a life in recovery: “a rewarding life,” “my peace of mind and my eternal change within,” and “I’m grateful to be clean and sober this Thanksgiving.”

Many others shared that they are thankful for family and the support of others.

“I’m happy that my family is healthy and prospering.”

“I’m grateful for my family for always being there for me, no matter what, and for my husband’s loyalty.”

“I’m grateful to be able to spend the holiday with my kids.”

“I’m grateful that my son is happy, healthy, successful, and well taken care of.”

“I’m grateful for people that love me who are going to help me.”

“I’m grateful for my sobriety and my family; and I’m thankful for staying strong and doing so good.”

“I’m grateful to have the opportunity to eat a lot of food!”

“I’m thankful for a place to sleep and for food.” Pomegranates for Thanksgiving. Photo by Maja Trochimczyk

Many Phoenix House counselors and administrative staff in Los Angeles and Santa Ana shared their reasons for feeling gratitude, which included a positive work experience.

“I’m grateful for my health, my family and for the opportunity to work with the residents and learn from them.”

“I’m thankful for a great group of people I have to work with.”

“I’m thankful for unity and working together as a team.”

Others expressed thanks for “family,” “sobriety,” “good relationships at work,” and “my well-behaved children.”

For some, the holidays may create feelings of stress, thus endangering the recovery process. Individuals struggling with substance abuse find strength and the ability to cope when staying positive and reflecting on things that bring peace and joy.

Find out more about the programs and services offered in California or call our toll-free number today: 1 888-671-9392.

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