“Jan” has a miraculous story of coming to The Next Door! In early 2015, she was living at a “halfway house” that she considered a “toxic” environment. This was her fifth facility, where she attempted to start over and recover from her alcohol addiction. But, with no accountability in place, she soon found herself buying a bottle of liquor at a nearby store. On her way home from the liquor store, she was attacked by a man who assaulted her and stole the bottle of liquor and all the money in her pockets. She laid there on the side of the road, badly beaten and in total despair. Jan was ready to give up the fight that night, tired of battling the addiction that had such a stronghold on her life.
Soon, an ambulance picked her up and she remembers praying on the ride to the emergency room for God to either take her life or to send her a miracle. Jan had been a drunk for as long as she could remember and recounts that “no good thing ever came from being hooked on the devil’s juice.” A caseworker in the ER called The Next Door and referred Jan for care. Upon arrival, Jan had three broken ribs and her face badly bruised. Walking in the doors of The Next Door was the start of her recovery journey. It was her miracle.
After completing her 30 day treatment program, Jan got accepted to TND’s residential transition program, where stayed for 6 months, to find employment and continue with daily group meetings and weekly meetings with her counselor and caseworker. Jan is committed to being a “sober Granny” to her children and grandchildren and being someone they can be proud of today.