Since being here, I’ve learned how to be responsible and take full accountability for my own actions. I learned how to conduct myself as a man–went from completely unemployable to one of the most highly regarded employees at my company. When I first arrived I had so much self doubt that I wasn’t sure if I’d ever be able to function as a responsible adult again. But after coming here and following the example of people like Rick and Bob– emulating the way they conduct themselves on a daily basis, I began doing the little things everyday, like shaving, doing my chores, and as time progressed I became more and more successful. The Pioneers allowed me and empowered me to come here and begin laying a foundation for my sobriety and my future.