We all love success stories. Especially the ones where the poor, downtrodden person overcomes all obstacles and goes on to do great things. I am living proof that these types of success stories are possible. I pulled myself up from being a rock-bottom drug addict to owning one of the largest drug rehabilitation facilities in the United States, helping thousands of addicts turn their lives around.
How did I accomplish such a huge change in my life?
My story begins when I turned to beer at age 14 to self-medicate a broken heart. From that day forward, I declined even further by experimenting with marijuana and vodka. I then turned to cocaine, followed by opiates, followed by ecstasy, and so on. Whenever I found myself confronted with a problem, I avoided it by losing myself in drugs.
Eventually, crack cocaine was my downfall. I lost my job, relationships failed, and I stopped interacting with family. For the next ten years, I tried four different treatment programs, but relapsed each time. Finally, I entered a program that worked for me. This decision changed the course of my life and led me to help others achieve the same success.
What would I offer as encouragement to an addict?
I strongly advocate personal accountability in all things. I believe anyone can accomplish their dream by setting goals and putting in the effort required to make it happen. During my own struggle, I realized that no one was going to do it for me. It was my responsibility to make the change, so I sought help, put in the personal effort, and it worked. I learned that letting go of fear and not making excuses were the keys to overcoming obstacles. Addicts must let go of the fear of failure, the fear of the unknown, and the fear of withdrawals before they can succeed.
What are My goals today?
First, and foremost, I seek to eliminate addictions. Through Best Drug Rehabilitation, I have already made a huge impact on society by helping thousands of addicts return to being a contributing member of the community. I have also involved in several projects that are helping make cities safer for children and teens by giving them an outlet so they can stay off the streets. I am consistently looking for ways to improve my rehabilitation centers and programs to ensure that all clients get the highest level of care possible.
You can overcome your greatest struggles and go on to do great things.