““They taught me to be better, because we are.” - Anonymous RECAP patient
“I have been on methadone since 2004 but was never able to stop using drugs. I have never gotten the care I got from RECAP. They go above and beyond to help people regardless of their past or present. They don’t just give medical care, they give a family feel. They saved my life and my kids’ lives. I’ve been clean for two years.” - M. 33 years old, Saint John
Our nurse practitioner has this whiteboard in her clinic room. It has become a place where patients leave messages for her of thanks, for each other to encourage, and for themselves to remind them of their positive achievements.
“I've been off drugs for the past 22 1/2 months now. This program has saved my life. It helped give me the tools that I needed and the support and to turn my life around for the better...This program has forever changed my life and the life of my son.” - C., 29 years old, Charlotte County
“Things wouldn’t work as good without the help of RECAP. My life is messed up and RECAP helps me sort it out. I can talk to any one of the staff and they can help me.” - G., 65years old, Saint John
Every day we are humbled and in awe of the strength, courage and perseverance of our patients who not only must often cope with incredible difficult and challenging circumstances in their daily lives but must also confront a great deal of stigma and misunderstanding surrounding the realities of substance use disorders and/or hepatitis C. These are just a few of the quotes from the people we care for about their lives and what RECAP has meant to them:
"I am not treated like a worthless junkie, or a number. I am listened to. It is not a one-size-fits-all clinic. They have made accommodation for me as the dosing schedule was leaving gaps in my pain relief. They were empathetic and did all they could to help me. As a result, today, I have been on the program with RECAP for a little over two years now, and couldn't be happier with my decision. I have good pain control. Things are more stable. If it wasn't for RECAP I don't know where I would be....I firmly believe RECAP and the ladies who give it life, saved mine. Mine and hundreds of others who are not "worthless junkies". My story could just have easily been yours, your mom's, your sister's or your children." - N. 40 years old, Kennebecasis Valley