When I finally got sick and tired of being sick and tired, I sought help with the Howard University SBIRT Program. I’m glad I ended up at Howard because they treated me with respect, understanding and kindness as I began my long journey to sobriety. My life today is much more fulfilling because I live it with a clear mind and conscience.
Glenda K., Shepard Park, D.C.
It took me almost half a lifetime to come to the realization that addiction does not discriminate against anyone.
It doesn't recognize race, ethnic background, religion, or creed. It can attack everyone who isn't mentally and emotionally prepared. The SBIRT Team at Howard was able to help me to fully accept that I am an addict and then guided me on plotting a path to recovery through intervention and treatment. I know the road ahead will be filled with some potholes but I am thankful that I have a great support system taking this journey with me. Thank you HU SBIRT Team.
Stephen P., Largo, Md.
Ten years ago, while at work, I injured my back on a construction site. I went to the ER and the doctor prescribed Vicodin. That was the start of my love affair with pills and almost a decade of doctor shopping, faking medical injuries, forging prescriptions, lying to family and friends, stealing and hopping from one recovery center after another. I never thought my life would turn out like this. Seven months ago, after yet another detox, I found the HU SBIRT Program. I don’t know what it is but my enthusiasm for recovery has returned. I am proud to say that I am clean and headed in the right direction for once in my life. I am grateful to the HU SBIRT Team for helping me.
Nicholas C., Temple Hills, Md.
Without the help of the dedicated staff members at the Howard University SBIRT Program, I would not be the person I am today. I am grateful I can say that I am on the road to full sobriety. It's definitely been a long journey but I am proud of the growth I have achieved throughout my recovery. Today my life is much better. I have a home, a job, and more importantly, my health. I am appreciative for the continued support of this program and I thank you for everything you have done for me.
Tiffany M., Riggs Park, D.C.