“I was fortunate enough to attend Crossroads during a very difficult
time in my life. Like so many I had a busy life, several difficult events that led
me to use alcohol as a coping mechanism which seemed, at the time, my only way
out. Crossroads helped to rebuild me one day at a time.
When I came home, I returned to quarantine and COVID which wasn’t the
ideal situation. I again turned to Crossroads for the VIOP. The experience gave
me the strength to land on my feet, while in my own home and reset my
routine. All of our journeys are different, but the VIOP was a
necessary and extremely valuable part of mine.
If you are considering the VIOP at this time during COVID or looking
to gain access to invaluable support I will be forever grateful to Crossroads and
can’t recommend them highly enough. So extremely grateful.”
Julia F, Canada
“Having been to two residential recovery programs prior to doing online
substance abuse counseling at Crossroads, I was skeptical about how the
program would work while still coping in the “real” world. I was very
pleased to see the changes in me throughout the 6 weeks of VIOP.
The fact that I was still at home and working was a struggle but as I moved
through the modules, I was aware that having to cope with day to day life was
becoming easier. The online learning and therapy provided me with guidance
and support as I worked my program and applied my acquired skills to
situations that used to cause me stress.
I completed my 6 weeks and felt more prepared to deal with life
than I had been when I left a 28-day residential program. The staff of
Crossroads are among the best in the field and my individual
counsellor was always there when I needed her and I am eternally grateful to her and
Teena T, Canada
“My experience of Crossroad’s online substance abuse counseling was just
what I needed to take my recovery journey to a new level.
My six-week participation in the program opened up my mind to my ability to
recover with the support of the group. As a group we bonded over the weeks. We
shared our stories and supported each other in a way I’d never thought possible
Our therapists were, above all, kind and nurturing. The
didactics were informative and enlightening. Group discussion
afterwards played a huge part in the success of my experience. I relaxed into the
My twice weekly Individual Therapy sessions brought me out of myself. My
therapist was wonderful. Each day I looked forward to sitting down at my computer
and seeing my group and therapists.
If I were to describe Crossroads VIOP in words… warm, supportive,
professional, informative, caring, empowering, loving, healing.”
Catherine B, Ireland