TWC Client Stories


Join us every week as our clients share some of their inspirational stories about their unique, individual experiences at Together We Can. We appreciate and marvel at their candour as they reveal how they struggled and overcame obstacles in early recovery. This week Nick M. shares his story.

Nick M.’s Story

I came to treatment broken, alone, and I didn’t want to live anymore. I was living in drug houses and on the streets. I lost my job and I was stealing from my mother. My life was going nowhere and as a result, my mom and my best friend found a place in Vancouver for me to get well. I packed my belongings and hopped on a plane to come to Together We Can.

When I got here I was initially hesitant about the process, but after sticking it out I wanted to be here after a week and I was beginning to notice changes in myself. After an 81 day stay, I could finally say that I loved myself and had an awesome relationship with my mom again and felt better than I ever had. I thought that I had it all figured out and when I returned to my hometown in Ontario and relapsed.

I made the decision to return to TWC and this time took my program more seriously and thought long-term. I experienced each of TWC’s counselling groups again and now I volunteer at the facility as an assistant house manager. I feel like I am on top of the world at the moment. I’ve made some amazing friendships here and I owe my life to TWC and the staff here. I could not have done this on my own. I have completed two other treatment programs and this is the one that truly saved my life. Yet again today I have a great relationship with my mom and my family but more importantly myself. I want to live life today and I wouldn’t change the way I feel now for anything. Thank you, Together We Can

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