Treatment Turns Life Around for 10 Former Drug Addicts
Drug addiction can be devastating to someone’s life. It can even seem like a life can be ruined or thrown away. However, there is always hope—as shown by the 10 recent graduates of a Bergen County treatment program. Instead of going to a state prison, these people got their GEDs, received vocational training, and erased their dependence on drugs.
Drug addiction can seem hopeless, like there’s no way out. It can seem that the cycle of destruction will last forever. However, countless examples of successful rehabilitation show that the right treatment can turn someone’s life completely around. “In all seriousness, the best thing that happened to me was I got arrested,” said Robert Patino, who completed the program. “Because if I hadn’t gotten arrested, I’d be doing the same thing today that I was doing when I got arrested.” One woman even completed a bachelor’s degree in chemistry as part of the program. From criminal backgrounds, these participants have shown the value of the right treatment and the endless perseverance of the human spirit.
Drug addiction can seem to be inescapable, but numerous examples show it is possible to completely turn a life around. Thankfully there are many excellent treatment plans available. Medications and cognitive-behavioral therapy have proven to be effective in treating drug addictions. Addicts are often unable to cope with treatment on their own, or even with family members’ help, so it’s very important to find the right treatment center. At Seabrook House, our treatment plans are customized to meet each individual patient’s needs, so you can rest assured that you’ll be getting the right remedy for yourself or for a loved one. Seabrook House has rehabilitation centers in New Jersey (NJ), Pennsylvania (PA), and an outpatient center in New York (NY). Contact Seabrook House today for any questions about drugs, addiction, and treatment.