I had known of Pioneers years previously, but first became familiar with Pioneers when my husband Dennis came expressing interest entering the household as a resident. My husband and I both initially stopped drinking on my sobriety date of February 18th, 2016. Dennis, my husband, went back out after brief residency here at SBP and I was scared to death. During this period of time I was comforted by mutual friend and eventual SBP staff member, Mike Richard–the three of us remain extremely close and crucial parts of each other’s recovery. Shorty thereafter I spoke with Tom (Director of SBP) on Dennis’ behalf and Dennis was granted a second chance on May 17th, 2017, which remains his sobriety date to this day.