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Recovery Stories

Providing hope and healing to happier, healthier lives

The path to sobriety can be scary and overwhelming, but you or your loved one is not alone. Many have come through our doors at the Bryan Independence Center and experienced the expert and compassionate care of our staff. Those individuals are now happier, healthier and experiencing a better quality of life thanks to the support of their families, friends and our caring team.

From teen-age drug and alcohol abuser to sober role model

Can substance use as a pre-teen predispose a child to failing grades, academic probation, removal from activities, introduction to the legal system, injuring himself or others, ending someone's life? All possible, and unfortunately, probable.

Read Adam's Story

Using alcohol to relieve panic attacks

BB began using alcohol as a self-medicating method to reduce panic attacks at restaurants. While this worked at first, it did not last. He soon became agoraphobic and an alcoholic. The Bryan Independence Center provided him with a recovery community that has left him with a connection to the world that he had never felt before.

Read BB's Story

Lonely, tired, drunk and out of options

At 51, Jim had been drinking and using drugs since he was 13 years old. One of the only decisions he had made on his own in a long time was to check himself into the Bryan Independence Center. Here he was given the start he needed to live a happy life without drugs or booze.

Read Jim's Story

Easing anxiety with the help of peers

Mike entered the Bryan Independence Center not knowing what to expect. The first few days were full of anxiety, but with the help from his roommate, he found the answers to his questions. Learn more about his alcohol recovery experience and his tips for those seeking sobriety.

Read Mike's Story

Once broke, now sober and president of a construction company

Randy counts himself among the lucky ones - an alcoholic who found the tools to survive. He's grateful the Bryan Independence Center has shared his journey for 23 years.

Read Randy's Story


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