Kristen's message of hope for families
Kristen Goettsch doesn't have addiction herself, but it controlled her life for years. Her son, Caleb, started struggling when he was 14. She grappled with the pain, isolation and confusion that came along with addiction for years afterward.
“There needs to be more programs like Face It TOGETHER – ones that give families the lifeline they need, the correct advice, the community and the safety of the shared experience.”
“This place is absolutely life-changing. My life coach has been amazing and has supported me through thick and thin. If you have questions or concerns about drinking this is the place to go. They don't judge, they don't put you in a box, they customize an approach specifically for you. More people could benefit from their services. I applaud Face It TOGETHER. They really do amazing work.”
“Some atmospheres are so sterile and judgmental. Here, I enjoyed coming through the door. I was treated equal, the same, human.”
“I've never benefited more from a counseling/addiction/life coaching establishment like Face It TOGETHER. My coach Terri has significantly helped and changed my outlook on life and how to deal with life's challenges. Overall, I am so glad that I chose Face It TOGETHER because you for sure indeed face these challenges and move through them TOGETHER.”
“It’s something I hadn’t seen before, and I’ve tried about everything. Someone actually listening and working with you to draft a plan – it shouldn’t be earth-shattering, but it is.”
“In my time with Kattie, I have left my abuser and moved back to Sioux Falls. I have a beautiful and stable home. I feel capable and comfortable in my own skin. I’m accountable, dependable, honest and kind. My friends have their Kelsey back, my parents have their daughter and above all else, my child has the mother that she truly deserves. And I am so proud to say that this December was my third year of meth out of my life.”
“I feel so fortunate to be able to talk to Janelle about my son who struggles with alcohol addiction. I've never felt uneasy or ashamed to relate my experiences with my son. Janelle listens and offers practical suggestions on ways to help me help him, as well as myself. This can be a difficult road to travel, and having someone there to listen and advise is so very important. It has been (and continues to be) a huge help to me and I'm so very grateful.”
“I was at an ultimate bottom point when I came across Face It TOGETHER. I don't even know how to put into words how much Kattie has helped me. Counseling never seemed like a helpful tool for me, but Kattie really has helped guide me to a healthier forms for coping with stress and anxiety and living a healthy, positive life.”
“To have a program and some research behind it to say, ‘You don’t have to wait for rock bottom, it’s actually helpful to stay connected,’ – that was life-changing for me.”
Ask a coach: Losing friends in sobriety
Q: Will I lose friends if I get sober?
A: Unfortunately, my short answer is probably. It’s not that my old friends were bad people, I just couldn’t be part of that lifestyle anymore. It’s not what I wanted my life to look like. I needed to do different things, and if they chose not to do those things with me, that’s how it had to be. I had to continually remind myself of that when I was feeling down or lonely.
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