“The Voice” Contestant Beats Drug Addiction
Singing contestant shows like American Idol, the X-Factor, and The Voice have recently been excellent sources for inspiring stories. This season on The Voice, a 29 year old contestant named Jamar Rogers brings a very unique and moving story to the show. A few years ago, Rogers was homeless and addicted to crystal meth—and he is now HIV positive as a result of his drug use. After auditioning for American Idol on a few different occasions during the peak of his drug use and getting denied, Jamar decided to move to New York to change his life. After getting clean and staying sober for six years, Jamar auditioned for American Idol’s rival show The Voice in late 2011, and he was recently selected to Team Cee Lo. As a result, Rogers’ success on the show and singing career after the show look very promising, and he has his recovery from drug addiction to thank for that.
This story is encouraging on a few different levels. First and foremost, Jamar is living proof of a second chance. He admits that there were times that he thought it would be impossible to climb out of the dark hole that his drug addiction dug him into. But Jamar had the strength and will-power to not only beat his addiction and get sober, but then work hard and try to accomplish a difficult but rewarding goal. Rogers is also a great example of how important long term recovery is, and how staying clean and sober is a continuous battle that needs to be fought. Jamar has been sober for six years, and while living in the Bronx in addition to his job, he volunteers at a food bank for people with life-threatening illnesses because it’s rewarding for him and it’s a constant reminder of why he needs to stay clean. Jamar credits his family and the recovery treatment that he was exposed to that allowed him to get clean and stay sober. Recovery treatment from drug addiction is an extremely important step towards a sober life, and Seabrook House offers some of the best help on the east coast.
All Seabrook House programs are grounded in the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA). The Seabrook House Model® of treatment includes a multifaceted medical approach to alcohol and other drugs including opiate detoxification, gender-specific therapy with special emphasis on relapse prevention, and family intervention services. Seabrook House is an internationally recognized private and exclusive inpatient drug rehab and alcoholism detox treatment center who has achieved an elite CARF accreditation status, ensuring that our rehab patients receive the highest quality treatment. We operate two facilities. Our main rehab facility is located in rural Bridgeton, New Jersey (NJ), only a 90 minute drive from New York (NY) City. Our extended-care luxury transitional rehab is located in Tioga County, Pennsylvania (PA), just minutes from Elmira/Corning New York Regional airport or by car from Philadelphia, driving time is 4 hours. If you relate to and find inspiration in from Jamar Rogers’ story, then contact Seabrook House today to get on the road to recovery!