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Dylan Zabriskie

Recovery Ambassador


Dylan Zabriskie graduated from addiction treatment at The Recovery Village Ridgefield. He answered some questions for us about his time with us, hoping to convince others to seek the help they need: 

When did you realize you wanted to get treatment?

“I realized when I didn’t want to die but I didn’t want to live anymore. Not the life I was living anyway.” 

Why did you (or your loved one) choose our treatment center?

“I had been there a month earlier and only did residential. I really felt comfortable there and the staff all care.” 

What part of your treatment was the most helpful?

“The process of digging into the mental side of recovery is what helped me the most.” 

Who made the biggest difference in your recovery journey?

“It’s hard to pick just one person to say that they made the biggest impact. My clinician Lindsay and the entire staff helped guide me in the right direction.” 

How has your life changed after getting treatment at our center?

“I am still sober, continuing outpatient treatment, living in sober housing, reconnecting with my wife, family and friends… just living a happier, healthier life that I couldn’t have imagined before RVR.” 

How would you encourage someone else who needs treatment?

“If you think you need help, you probably do. Even if it doesn’t involve full inpatient treatment, get help. If you think that you don’t have the time or have too many obligations, guess what, nothing is as important than getting the help that you need to have a brighter future. All those obligations are meaningless if you can’t cope with everyday life.”