“I had my first drink at age 13 and did just about every drug under the sun. I came from a dysfunctional family and just didn’t know who I was. I didn’t want to feel anything, but was also seeking a kind of peace. I felt a sense of hope when I first entered treatment at Brighton Center for Recovery. The counselors helped me realize that with each day I’d gain more knowledge about my addiction and reach a point where I could start feeling things. It was a bit of a roller coaster ride, but I’ve made great progress.”
“Brighton Center for Recovery brought a new way of living to me. Now I have the willingness to move forward. I understand now that life can be fun — it can be an adventure. My family life has also improved because of my recovery. My dad has become more loving and caring. Before my treatment I’d go to any length to get drugs. Now, I’d go to any length to reach for recovery.”
Exposure to drugs and alcohol at a young age can lead to a lifetime of substance abuse issues. By the time a person reaches adulthood, it is often the only lifestyle they can recognize. However, with the proper intervention and treatment, they can completely transform their life and ultimately have a clean and sober existence.