Michael Coleman - Newark, New Jersey
Michael shares how when he was experiencing the peak of his addiction he was on Medicaid and kicked out of his parents' house. He started seeking help through programs but everything required over a thousand dollars and didn't accept Medicaid. Often programs would tell him to get back in touch in five weeks if he had they money.
He ended up in Integrity House via drug court. He says that Integrity house is a unique therapeutic community in that they learn to change their behaviors and live in community. He notes that the community building and resources, such as resume building and job preparedness, are truly standout elements of Integrity house.