SMRS Staff Highlight: Manwell Green

"On August 13, 2007, I checked in to the Bimini Recovery Center. After other attempts to stay sober in my past, I decided to try one more time. This time, I was going to do whatever the program instructed, because my way was not working. Was it easy? No, but I had great people around me that would not give up on me and refused to let me give up on myself. As I started to gain a true understanding of what I suffered from and a willingness to help others, I began to believe that I could recover and I could live my life free of addiction. Then, I was given a chance to be a volunteer and later given an opportunity to work at the very same recovery center that changed my life. Now, I have over 13 years of sobriety. I know that it’s all due to programs like Mary Lind Recovery Centers and Social Model Recovery Systems that had a desire to care for my life even when I didn’t. I am and will be forever grateful."