Stories

Miss G’s Story

May 11, 2020 /

Working at Bakersfield Recovery Services I am able to take my experience, strength and hope full circle. I want you to know that you are not alone and that there are people that truly understand your unique circumstances. People that do care, and will take the time to explain and show you how you too…

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Gilbert LaRoque’s Story

October 5, 2019 /

My name is Gilbert LaRoque. I am a counselor at the Men’s Residential program here at Bakersfield Recovery Services. I have been clean and sober for 11 years. Recovery is a journey. There is no cure. It is a change in my life from the very core outward. I am sober only today. I live…

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Donna Brown

Donna Brown’s Story

August 22, 2019 /

My name is Donna Brown and I have been clean and sober for 4 years. I have worked for Bakersfield Recovery Services for 3 years and currently in the position of Site Supervisor for all sites. My journey in recovery started 4 years ago at the Mission of Kern County, in their 1-year discipleship program.…

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Stephenie Carroll’s Story

July 10, 2019 /

My name is Stephenie Carroll, and I have been clean and sober for 21 years. I am currently the Program Director for Bakersfield Recovery Services. It is an honor to work for the program that gave me a life worth staying clean for. I am a graduate of Capistrano Community for Women from 1997. I…

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Ryan Williams’ Story

June 7, 2019 /

My name is Ryan Williams. In 2010, I spent 4 months in the Jason’s Retreat residential program. During that time, I was given the opportunities and tools that would become the foundation of my life. I came to the realization that drugs were not the solution… they were the problem. Jason’s Retreat was a safe…

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From Client to Counselor

April 27, 2018 /

My name is Jason Falk. I spent a year in Jason’s Retreat Sober Living Residence at a very crucial time in my recovery. The time spent at Jason’s ended up being so vital when making personal decisions regarding my future. While in sober living, I was able to establish structure, a sober support system and…

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