Jasmine shares her transformative experience as part of MARR’s Right Side Up Women and Children’s Recovery Center program. Before coming to RSU, she lived in a room where she blocked out all the light. While in treatment, she gradually came around to what they were teaching at RSU and the importance of accountability and structure. She now is a bright embodiment of the RSU principles and way of life, serving on the alumni committee and regularly volunteering at groups with current clients. It was Jasmine who began using the phrase “No Matter What” with women in treatment to remind them that recovery is always possible. The phrase has since become something of a motto and mission statement for the women of RSU.
0:01 – Intro to Jasmine’s Story
1:15 – Watching A&E’s Intervention in “the dungeon”
5:02 – Taking a bus from Chicago to Atlanta to get to MARR
8:22 – Being a parent in recovery
10:30 – Giving up resistance to treatment
18:01 – Staying involved after treatment
24:22 – What “No Matter What” means to me
31:26 – What’s unique about Right Side Up?
34:40 – Treatment is a temporary investment that can pay off for the rest of your life
37:24 – Closing