As a mother of two children who are recovering from drug addiction I have been a witness to what this disease can do to the person, the family, the people who love and care for them. My family has been struggling with drug addiction for over ten years and I’m so very happy and proud to say I believe we are on the road to recovery. Both my children are sober from drugs and moving on with their lives. This journey was made lighter by good people along the way. Better Days has been a true blessing to my son and to me. Traveling from Ohio to California for recovery brought many unknowns and worry on my part. My son was placed in VERY GOOD HANDS when he entered their care. They supported him in every way ….physically, mentally and most importantly in my book spiritually. They were a true answer to prayer from a mother so far away. God bless the whole family!

– Jackie

I will start by saying I have overcome many obstacles in my life, learning to listen and love again was not easy for me. Better Days walked with me every step of the way and I have learned how to live a healthier, happier life by helping others and being a light in this dark world. I am so very grateful for bringing this very dedicated group of people into my life. Thank you Better Days for blessing my kids and my life with real love. GOD BLESS YOU ALL!


Hi, my name is Jay and I’m an alcoholic… also a father, a son, brother, partner and work as a registered nurse in an emergency/trauma department for the past 7 years. I’ve been drinking for a little under 30 years and it wasn’t until I reached my personal bottom that I realized my drinking was a key major issue to all of my problems. After Covid hit in the beginning of 2020, I lost my way, I was drinking everyday when I was off and after every shift, I isolated myself from my family, loved ones, and never really had pure focus on my job which is to help people. I hated who I was, and was becoming. I was truly going to die if I kept on that same path of addiction. What I needed again was connection. I sucked up my pride and went to recovery three thousand miles away in California. I can say for a fact that I was nervous and skeptical of what was awaiting me. The first step in detox was a little scary I’ll admit, it took a couple of days to get into the groove of things and start my focus on my wellness. I probably wouldn’t have made it a week if it wasn’t for these people that took care of me out there. It was truly a family, a special family and without them my present sobriety would never have been possible. With them I have found may Faith in God again, my love for myself again and a new healthy outlook on life. FUN! Yes you can actually have fun being sober and they instilled that also in me. You guys are amazing, thank you again and love you all. I’ll be seeing you soon (sober of course!)

– Jay

Before I found myself where I am today, I was homeless, hopeless, addicted to heroin and meth, with no sense of reason for living. I had been in contact with Better Days before and they let me know that when I was ready to get my life back, I would be welcomed with open arms. One month later I was ready. They welcomed me into their program for rehabilitation and got me healthy. Today I’m still set free and I’m helping others get clean and sober everyday. Thank you Better Days Family.

– Robert

My name is Derrick I am recovering alcoholic and addict. I’m 63 years old and I had my first drink at 10 yrs and my first joint at 16 yrs old. My first snort of cocaine at 23 yrs old. I’m now celebrating 6 months in sobriety thanks to the Better Days family. I am forever grateful for you and your family. Love you

– Derrick

You guys are wonderful. I appreciate your love, kindness, support, and generosity. Thank you for always being there for me when I needed a good listener! I just wanted to write and let you know how much I appreciate the positive influence you’ve had on my life. Thank you for your concern, useful advice, and uplifting words, especially when I was at my lowest ebb. You’re all like family to me.

– Love you, Shellie