Drug Rehab Success Story: Chris Rene
Sometimes it takes an epiphany or a ‘eureka’ moment for an addict to realize what their life has come to. For X-factor contestant Chris Rene, his moment came when he realized that having a job as a trash collector wouldn’t result in a bright future for him or his son. Chris, like many addicts today, was born into a good family with loving parents and siblings. But regardless of his family life at the age of 12 he started smoking marijuana, at the age of 15 he started drinking alcohol, and soon after he got into cocaine and methamphetamines. Unfortunately this path is a common one to take for many addicts, but the difference in the story of Chris Rene is that he overcame his addictive behaviors and made something of himself. In December 2011 Chris made it to the final round of the singing competition the X-Factor USA 2011. Though Chris didn’t win the competition, it’s almost a sure thing that he will continue his musical career in some capacity given the excellent exposure and popularity that he has built up through his performances on the show.
Chris’ performances and the behind the scenes look at his life serve as great inspiration for those struggling with addiction. During one of the X-Factor shows, Chris admits that “I have this disease called addiction. The shame and the guilt just got to me, it just totally broke me. There is always a chance and there is always a choice. Instead of doing nothing, I want my son to see me singing on stages, because life is too precious to waste.” Chris is 28 years old and at the start of the show he had just been release from rehab 70 days prior. He claims that once he was free from drinking and using drugs, his mind became clear and the musical talent and lyrics simply flowed through him. Chris is a great example of how an addict can break free from their unhealthy behaviors and unleash their true potential and talent.
Many young men and women in New York (NY) and New Jersey (NJ) have slipped into an addictive lifestyle similar to Chris’ old one. Sadly this gateway process affects many young people all over the country, but it’s never too late to change. Through drug rehabilitation and personal inspiration, Chris was able to overcome his unhealthy lifestyle and make something of himself—and you can too with Seabrook House. Seabrook House is an internationally recognized private and exclusive inpatient addiction rehab and alcoholism detoxification treatment center who has achieved an elite CARF accreditation status, ensuring that our rehab patients receive the highest quality treatment. Seabrook operates three facilities in the northeast. Our main rehab facility is located in rural Bridgeton, New Jersey (NJ), only a 90 minute drive from New York City (NYC). The professional treatment team at Seabrook House will work with you as an individual to make sure that your recovery is successful and lasting. Click here to find out more about Chris Rene, and contact Seabrook House today in order to begin your recovery process!