Phil’s Recovery Minute

“… There is hope for everyone. And for me hope stands for, ‘Hang On Peace Exists’.

And I found peace after twenty five years. But it didn’t come easily, it didn’t come quickly. It came one day at a time and putting one foot in front of the other.

And here I am. I feel peaceful. I intuitively know how to handle situations that used to baffle me. I have the love and respect of my family and I love and respect them. I have an incredible staff to work with each and every day, and my life is filled beyond measure.

Better than I ever thought in my wildest dreams when I was still actively using. Recovery turns out better than my wildest dreams.

And you know what the really cool thing is? The best is yet to come. Thanks.”

This film is taken from the ARecoveryMinute series.

Phil Valentine is Executive Director of Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR), a pioneering recovery community which is acting as a model for others around the world. 

You can see Phil giving a talk in the UK and being interviewed on this website.