Education Director Denise Achee: Hi! I want to thank you so much for wanting to share your experience with us that you had at Inspirations. How many days have you been here?
Trevor M: 86.
DA: 86 days and you’re going today?
DA: Would you like to share with us what brought you to Inspirations?
TM: Before I came to Inspirations I had a long… I was using crystal meth and just following down a destructive path. It just led me here, led me to a JDC (juvenile detention center) and then court decided for me to come here.
DA: So you came here because you were ordered by court?
TM: Half ordered by court and half willingly like they asked me what I wanted to do and I said I wanted to come here, but either way I was probably going to come to a facility.
DA: And how was your relationship with your family at that time?
TM: Shaky at like best. Like there was no trust. Like, I don’t know. It was just really bad and a lot of it was my fault, so.
DA: How is your relationship with them now?
TM: I’m gaining back trust. Like, they’re actually happy for like me to come home. They believe I can do it and I plan to come home. I plan to prove them right. I just plan to make it better as it goes along.
DA: Let me ask you, what happened to your education while you were using?
TM: I dropped out of school for three years.
DA: How did your education go here while you were at Inspirations?
TM: I did the school work and hopefully it prepares me for like getting out of here and doing school instead of just still being a drop out.
DA: How did you like your therapist?
TM: Hernaldo? My therapist before Hernaldo was Vivian. She was alright but when I switched to Hernaldo I feel like that’s when like my treatment started. It improved. Like, he really helped me with understanding the