“28 days just doesn’t work. It has to be a long-term approach. But a slow long-term approach.”
A former microbiologist and high school teacher in math and science, Mario Chaput first tried meth in his fifties as he tried to numb himself to changes happening in his personal life.
By fifty-six, he says he felt like he’d hit rock bottom with his life falling apart around him. He decided to get help.
Four rounds of detox is what it took to stick, with Chaput eventually ending up at Morberg House.
He spent three and a half months living in house, even cooking Christmas dinner for his fellow residents.
Now living on his own in an apartment he found through Morberg programming, he still comes back a few times a week to reconnect.
“28 days just doesn’t work. It has to be a long-term approach. But a slow long-term approach. Knowing that they’re there, that I can talk to them. I have people around if I need support, if I don’t need support. They’re there.”