Conor entered The Center's outpatient recovery program in 2009 with an addiction to crystal meth and alcohol. He had already been through two inpatient (as well as three outpatient) programs. Nothing was working. When Conor started treatment at The Center, something changed.
“I was able to finally be myself and talk about the real issues that were causing me to constantly relapse. I felt very comfortable discussing personal issues regarding my health, sexual orientation, dating and relationships. I wasn’t ashamed any longer. The Center's recovery groups were a safe and supportive place to open up,” Conor explained.
While at The Center, Conor worked with his counselor and case manager to go back to school. By the time he successfully completed the program, he was enrolled at CUNY’s Borough of Manhattan Community College.
In 2013, Conor graduated from The BMCC School of Nursing with honors and gave the commencement speech at his graduation. Conor aspires to work as a nurse in the field of mental health and addiction.