I had hit rock bottom. I had turned down offers to go to Wilmington, as I live close to Washington DC, and felt it was too far from home. I have a temporary disability, and tried everything in my power to use that as an excuse not to go. I was assured by staff that I would be accommodated. I finally surrendered, the first step, and arrived in Wilmington on 6/3/2021. From the first day I was treated with respect and caring. Whenever I needed a “hand”, there was always more than one. The daily sessions at the treatment center were, and still are, very important to me. To be in a room, with counselors who truly understand addiction, was invaluable. To be around fellow residents who in a short time became friends, unbelievable. If you believe that you are in need of inpatient treatment, I would highly recommend Brighter Start. The staff is caring and understanding, and most a dealing with addictions themselves. They knew what I was going through. I wish I had gone sooner. I’m glad I went when I did. It saved my life. I am now 4 1/2 months sober. I wouldn’t be without Brighter Start Wilmington.