“The Center for Addictive Problems (CAP) provides the best professional quality care that I have been able to find in this country. I am a very fortunate and grateful patient that has been able to successfully participate in the programs offered at CAP for nearly a decade now. After years of adhering to the unnecessarily strict dehumanizing principles of state and private programs that subjected me to medical mismanagement and humiliation along with being treated like an untrustworthy no count drug addicted waste of life, I had had enough! I began to seek out programs, organizations and professionals nationwide in an effort to find the help and treatment I so desperately needed and was entitled to as a human being.
In my search for care I hoped and prayed was available, I began to encounter many referrals by professionals, patients and organizations as well as finding articles in national well known advocacy group newsletters concerning a very successful program being pioneered and offered by a team of caring professionals that operated outside the traditional practices and parameters of the punitive and disrespecting programs in an effort to develop a far superior treatment program for the health and welfare of the patients at the Center for Addictive Problems in Chicago, Illinois.
I thank God I finally found a non-punitive program and the many caring professionals that enable me and many others to live a life as responsible and respectable adult human beings. I am on a medication and dose that works very well for me and that allows me to function just as normally as any one of my non-afflicted peers, in many cases even better! I am able to pick up my medication once a month like anyone else on any other type of medication. I am able to give a urine sample without someone glaring at me while I do it. I am even taken at my word, respected and trusted! I am actually being treated like a respectable adult human being that has been afflicted with any other disease or malady! This is the way it should be! I am able to live a normal adult life now, living, loving, laughing and working! I am even able to go on extended vacations (because I only have to come in once a month!)
I know for the most of us that have been subjected to all the abuses of prejudices and discriminations in the majority of the so-called treatment programs out there, that what I am saying must be very difficult to believe and may seem only to be an unattainable dream. But I have been where you are at, and there is hope! Respectable, professional quality care is available! It is available from those who are here at CAP! Come and start a new life and get back what you have lost!”