Our Success Stories

Please take a moment to read some of the thank you letters we’ve received. 


First off, I want to take a minute to thank each and everyone of you for the time and effort put into teaching me how to get sober and stay sober. Before I came here to Lucie’s, I wanted to be happy more than anything in this world. I wanted out of the prison that addiction had me trapped in. I wanted to live and be a part of something. Not only am I happy today. I am also a part of. I have family all over this earth, thanks to AA. I wanted a purpose as well, and I believe my purpose is to live by example and help whoever, wherever I can. It’s amazing to me how much has changed the past 9 months. I have relationships today. I have work ethic. I have families. I have real friends. Most importantly, I have a new perspective. A ‘paradigm shift’ if you will :). I think about the friendly vs hostile universe saying and I do live in a friendly universe. There’s love all around me. There are opportunities waiting for me out there. Each and every one of y’all have had an amazing impact on my life. There is no place I’d rather be, than right here, writing this letter to y’all. To people who truly care about my well-being. That want to see me succeed and stay sober <3 Thank y’all so much! My plans for graduating are to put my 2 weeks notice in @ work on 01-16-2015, my last day will be on January 30, 2015. Graduate on January 30th, 2015. My dad will pick me up on January 31st, 2015 in the morning. In the mean time my aunt has a couple of places for me to put some applications in the Dayton area. I’ll do that while I’m still here. Stay at my dad’s for a week then move to Ohio with my aunt. While I’m at home with dad, I’ll attend Stairway AA meetings and keep in touch with Danielle. Continue doing the 5 things she told me to do since Day 1. When I move up North my aunt knows of AA meetings I can go to, so I’ll go to them and find a couple I am most comfortable at. Get a job asap. My aunt is a recovering alcoholic, so I’m excited to live with someone who truly understands. She’s a cop as well, so it’s a very healthy environment for me. And of course keep in touch with A New Beginning Family <3.

I love y’all so much!


See you later,

Brandy B.






What I have learned at Lucie’s

I have learned how to clean

And how to keep up with a key

I have learned how to yoga

And, of course, how to Wii

I have learned I’m not the most important person in the world

And that maybe, just maybe, I can get along with girls

I have learned that expectations are nothing but lies

And that I can’t run my own life no matter how hard I try

I have learned that serenity is peace during the storm

And to get on my knees and pray whenever I’m feeling torn

I’ve learned there’s no comparison to the freedom of acceptance

And that the path of God’s will is the one of least resistance

I have learned that it is okay to cry

The pain won’t last forever

And as soon as I start getting it out

The sooner I feel better

I have learned that God is love

And that love is inside me

And inside me it becomes a power

A power that all can see

I’ve learned its okay to make mistakes

As long as I learn from them

For if I can make the experience useful

Then its not a deadly sin

I’ve learned as long as I didn’t drink or use

Today has been a successful day

And as long as I do the next right thing

The blessings will come my way

Most of all I learned to love

Not only myself, but others

And no matter what the day may bring

To always help another.

  • Anonymous – 03/08/12