“I did alcohol and marijuana at age 16. By the time I hit legal drinking age I was an alcoholic. Then I went on to prescription pain medication, then heroin. I was completely self-destructive before seeking treatment at Brighton Center for Recovery. The staff taught me what I needed to do to recover. I learned that recovery isn’t just about getting clean, it’s also about having to change your life. I had to disconnect with my so-called friends. I finally got cleaned up after splitting with my ex-husband.”
“I was disconnected from my family for about 10 years until I received treatment. Now a week doesn’t go by when I don’t see them. I’ve completely changed my behavior and have many goals now — hope is back in my life. I want to go back to school and pass on what I’ve learned by working in rehab and counseling. I want to live now.”
Amy’s is an all too familiar and heartbreaking story. However, it is a story that has a positive outcome. She sought addiction treatment help and is now living a sober lifestyle. Amy is just one of the thousands of success stories from Brighton Center for Recovery.