“I knew I was in the right place.”05/14/18 06:39:pm
A patient’s reflection on her care at Rogers
Entering treatment can be a scary experience for patients—especially when it means a longer stay. As Kate, a former patient in Rogers’ addiction treatment programs, explains, “You have to willingly give up everything you own, you miss the people that mean the most to you, and you feel alone.”
Like many patients, Kate’s journey at Rogers began with a few days in inpatient care, after which she began residential treatment at the Herrington Recovery Center.
“When I walked in the doors I felt extremely overwhelmed by emotions,” says Kate. “A kind woman walked me to my room, and I lost it. She said just the right words to comfort me. And I knew from that second I was in good hands.”
That kind woman was residential counselor, Erin Murphy.
“I consider this to be extremely important work, and feel it is an honor and a privilege to be involved with these patients,” Erin says. “When I hear an impact has been made, I feel very fortunate to have been a part of it. It reinforces purpose and reason for working with this population.”
Kate also recalls, “When I met with my therapist for the first time, I told her I needed to see my daughter—that day she made it happen. It's like they knew exactly what I was going through, and they were going to go the extra mile to make sure I was comfortable.”
After 30 days at Herrington, Kate stepped down to a partial hospitalization program at Rogers–West Allis, and on March 17, 2018, she celebrated one year of sobriety.
“The level of care, meaningful group sessions, and individual programing that happens at Rogers is remarkable,” Kate says. “Without their patience, compassion, and support, I don't think I would have been so willing to open up to the process. I knew I was in the right place.”
“Thank you for the opportunity at life again.”