Stories

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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