Don’t you just love a happy ending? I know I do, and that’s probably why I love to hear rehab transformations and addiction success stories. I only have space to share 11 such stories, but these incredible addiction rehab transformations offer hope for you or a loved one looking to find a happy ending to your addiction journey.
1. Kelli grew up with sexual trauma and turned to drugs to dull the pain. Entering rehab gave her the chance to become sober. She addressed her childhood pain and untreated mental health disorders. In her 40s, she found a new life and now shares it with her son.
2. Emily developed a methamphetamine addiction and Oxycontin addiction as a teen. She didn’t realize she needed help until after her unborn baby died. Through addiction treatment, she became clean, and today, Emily works as a substance abuse counselor.
3. Rob used drugs and alcohol to dull depression and anxiety. He entered rehab with a negative attitude but learned to manage his emotions without substances. Today, Rob is reconciled with his parents who are learning how to support their son’s recovery.
4. Roger’s dad encouraged him to drink homemade moonshine and launched the teen’s alcohol addiction. Thirty years later, Roger sought professional help and received the positive peer support he needed. Today, he’s remarried and shares his recovery story with everyone who will listen.
5. Sophie took drugs for years. She resisted recovery because she feared she would lose her ability to perform musically or paint. To her surprise, addiction rehab gave her the ability to enjoy her favorite hobbies 100 times more than when she was high, and Sophie feels more alive now than ever before.
6. Loretta started using speed as a 14-year-old girl. She abused her body for the next 27 years until she landed in jail. Wanting to change, Loretta entered a rehab and then college. Today, she serves as a drug and alcohol counselor to help others with their rehab transformations, and miraculously reconnected with her five children.
7. Josie lived on the streets thanks to her cocaine habit. When she finally started treatment, she found a friendly counselor who helped her reach sobriety and earn her GED. Today, Josie is planning her wedding, with her former counselor as her Maid of Honor.
8. Jerome listened to his peers and drank alcohol for the first time when he was just 10. Eventually, he turned to crime as he financed his need for cocaine and a variety of other drugs. When he finally grew tired of his lifestyle, Jerome entered rehab. Despite a brief relapse, Jerome now directs an addiction rehab center and speaks out against drugs.
9. Kay took pills to cope with her domestic responsibilities. When legal problems hit, she knew she needed to quit the drugs. Rehab taught her how to handle stress without pills. When she wakes up sober, Kay is thrilled to have a second chance to enjoy her family.
10. Matt found drugs in his high school locker room. He successfully hid his habit for awhile, but his grandfather knew something was wrong. Matt agreed to try treatment. He became sober and now speaks to his peers about the dangers of substance abuse. His grandparents are grateful to have their old grandson back.
11. Corey’s prescription drug addiction took over his life. He started stealing, lying and cheating to meet his need until he decided to get help. He’s clean today and is working toward making amends to his family. Corey didn’t realize how much his addiction affected his siblings, but sobriety is giving him another chance to build healthy relationships.
The stories are different, but these men and women have one thing in common. They used an addiction rehab to find sobriety. If you or a loved one suffer from addiction, I encourage you seek help today and find your happy ending. Help is out there for people to begin their rehab transformations. Call Morninside Recovery today at 855-631-2135.
By Angela Lambert
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