My Journey

Every journey starts with a first step. The first step in recovery is one of the hardest and most rewarding decisions any addict will make in their life. Each journey is unique to that person and the loved ones who share it with them. Our staff and program alumni are here to help you every step of the way. Hear our stories below and learn more about other journeys of recovery to help you start your own.

Hillary: Parent Testimonial

Parent Testimonial

Hillary

"The support at Thelma is so helpful. You start to notice that you're able to have that better relationship with your child again and everyone is able to heal."

 

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Bud: Patient Testimonial

Patient Testimonial

Bud

"I come back to Thelma once a week and find that an opportunity to show people that there is and can be a happy and joyful life after they've completed their program."

 

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John: Patient Testimonial

Patient Testimonial

John

"I come back to Thelma to help the guys feel more comfortable and at ease seeing someone who's made it through the program."

 

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Dr. Moe Gelbart: Executive Director

Executive Director

Dr. Moe Gelbart

"The most important part of our program is our staff -- they have over 300 years of combined experience in their own recovery."

 

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Laura: Parent Testimonial

Parent Testimonial

Laura

"On December 30th, our son enrolled in the Thelma McMillen program and that changed our lives -- we got our son back."

 

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Dr. Donnie Watson: Program Director

Program Director

Dr. Donnie Watson

"We feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to really make a difference for the client and for their family."

 

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Todd: Patient Testimonial

Patient Testimonial

Todd

"My life has changed drastically since Thelma. Now, I'm achieving my dreams -- something I never thought I'd be able to do before I got sober."

 

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Margaret: Patient Testimonial

Patient Testimonial

Margaret

"I go back to Thelma every year on my birthday to remind people that you can, and that it can happen for you. The way you come out of addiction is incredible."

 

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Tony: Patient Testimonial

Patient Testimonial

Tony

"Thelma McMillen gave me a whole new life. I'm sober, I'm clean, I got my career back, and I got my cycling career back -- at 61 years old."

 

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Tim & Terese: Patient & Parent Testimonial

Patient & Parent Testimonial

Tim & Terese

"There were a lot of twists and turns…but those counselors, Thelma, never wavered."

 

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Jaquie: Patient Testimonial

Patient Testimonial

Jaquie

"The staff was so friendly. They were not just counselors, they were also my peers. They came from a background of addiction and really understood how I felt coming into recovery."

 

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Jim & Carol: Patient & Spouse Testimonial

Patient & Spouse Testimonial

Jim & Carol

"Thelma McMillen was my home. It's where I felt safe to be."

 

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Steve: Patient Testimonial

Patient Testimonial

Steve

"The counselors were experienced, kind, and knowledgable and had experienced what I was going through."

 

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Ronny: Patient Testimonial

Patient Testimonial

Ronny

"You need help when it comes to addiction because you can't do it by yourself -- I couldn't do it by myself. I knew I had to go to Thelma to get help."

 

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