My name is Brad and I am 27 years old. Since I was 16 I have struggled with alcohol and for the last 6 years I have been dependent on opiates including heroin. Nothing that happened as a result of my addiction was able to stop my drug use. Medications, outpatient treatment and a very near death overdose did nothing to help me see that I suffered from a totally hopeless state of mind that truly was an illness. The River Source doctor and staff were able to help me medically and guide me through early recovery. Using the methods suggested within the 12 step program I have learned to fill the spiritual void that has been the root of my addictions for all of these years. I attribute my recovery to the River Source and the staff there. I will never be able to thank them enough.