Family Intervention: Alex’s Recovery Story
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Family Intervention: Alex’s Recovery Story


I started drinking when I was 16 or 17. I
was able to sustain what I thought was a normal party lifestyle for a while. Once I got addicted
to opiates, things got bad really fast. I exhausted all of my resources, I was unemployable,
and my family wanted nothing to do with me. I was alone for a long time. Even when I was
with other people, I wasn’t there. Towards the end, life
was pointless. I really didn’t want to be
alive anymore. I spent New Years with my entire family in
Lake Tahoe, and I was pretty much blacked out for the entire thing. When I got back,
my parents kind of kidnapped me in the middle of the night and brought me to treatment.
It was probably the best thing that’s ever happened to me. The biggest impact that my addiction had on
my family was that my brothers really missed having me around, because I was there, but
I wasn’t there. It was like the lights were turned off inside. So when they started seeing
the lights coming back on, I think it gave them some hope, which gave me hope. I think
they enjoyed seeing me as much as I enjoyed seeing them, which was a change, because they
hadn’t enjoyed my company in a long time. After being here, I stopped focusing on myself,
and that’s allowed me to actually care about other people and help them without any ulterior
motive. I was able to go to my younger brother’s playoff baseball game, something I never would
have done a few months ago. I’m grateful that my family enjoys my company
again. Thank God that my family brought me here.

2 Comments

  • Duffy's Napa Valley Rehab

    From wanting to end it all to reconnecting with his family on a deeper level than he ever had before, Alex says treatment is one of the best things to ever happen to him.

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