"I don’t think I have a good story about my addiction to tell the only thing that’s a positive is that I made it out alive," starts Matt's story. "As most people would say it started off fun, but that wasn’t my addiction yet. After multiple treatment centers and sober livings, I was ready to be receptive. In hindsight I was the problem all along, I was never ready to sit still and listen."
"In starting By The Book Recovery, my goal is to offer a place to live that someone can walk into and feel at home. Addiction does not just affect the addict, it affects the family and friends are affected too. I don’t want to give someone the chance to do what I did and say it’s in a bad neighborhood, the food is awful, they don’t care, I’m bored, if this is being sober it’s not for me."
Matthew is bringing his years of multifamily property management along with his experience serving the recovery community to the Sober Living industry. Matthew has shared his experience, strength, and hope with many individuals.
Daniel Alaniz, Weekend House Manager
Daniel Alaniz joined By The Book Recovery Centers a House Manager. He shares his story with new clients in order to inspire them to be the best version of themselves. He begins, "I now understand that my life had always been full of self-generated misery. The program has been helping me find who I really am while learning what is really important in my life. I know that my purpose is to be sober and to help others along the way."
He says, "Being part of By The Book is a way for me to contribute toward people bettering themselves if they choose to." His new goals include helping people create a better life for themselves, just the way that he was helped. For me, leaving the way I used to be behind is a wonderful experience. I am actually learning about what makes me tick as a person and becoming a man that I can be proud of. Today, I have many things to be grateful for and being part of this establishment is just one item on the list of things that give me shining hope for a better tomorrow."