This isn’t my first rodeo. I’m a chronic relapser and a “runner”. In fact, I went to and bolted from ten different programs prior to Tribe. I was stuck on a merry-go-round, and had little faith Tribe would be any different. I was wrong.
About three weeks after arriving to Tribe, I freaked out, ran away, and used. This is my pattern. I heard a knock on the door and all of Tribe was there- staff and peers. When I didn’t show up they came looking for me. No one has ever cared enough to come looking for me and bring the program to me! That made me feel like I belonged, that I had found my “Tribe”.
I still struggle with my sobriety. But I know I have a supportive place to go where I won’t be rejected or judged when I’m imperfect.
Yeah, Tribe is unique. And even if you’re feeling hopeless, give yourself a gift. Go to Tribe.