Recovery Stories

  • Nichole

    Dec 13, 2016

    Florida Rehabilitation Center | Crossroads

    Nichole is an energetic, beautiful, bright-eyed 28-year-old mother with another on the way who has lived far beyond her years. Her journey through addiction has been long and difficult, but through hard work, the gift of prayer and a lot of gratitude she has come out on top. Fully embracing her second chance, she is humbled and proud to share her story of triumph to help others and to keep herself grounded and sober. Nichole was born and raised in Naples. Her parents divorced when she two, and she lived what she calls “a normal life”…

  • Tracy

    Dec 13, 2016

    Florida Rehabilitation Center | Crossroads

    For as far back as Tracy can remember, she felt hopeless, full of doom and like she was loosing her mind. When she looks back at what contributed to those emotions, she reflects, “My father had schizophrenia, but never sought treatment for it. When I was 19, I became a single parent, dropped out of high school and my sister died.” In a vain attempt to cope with the pressure, she tried to kill herself and started taking antidepressants. But they never brought her the emotional comfort she was looking for. For the next eight…

  • Sherry

    Dec 13, 2016

    Florida Rehabilitation Center | Crossroads

    Sherry's patterns of abuse began as a child. Her stepfather gave her drugs, regularly molested her and raped her at gun point. She quickly learned to disassociate her mind from her body and realized that alcohol made it so she didn’t have to feel anything. By the time she was 30, she resorted to prostitution to pay for her daily crystal meth habit which resulted in countless physically and sexually abusive situations. She had little self worth, was hopeless and frequently became suicidal when she used. She tearfully shares stories of hoping she would die of…

  • Ron Turned His Back on Addiction and Said “YES” to Life.

    Feb 10, 2017

    Florida Rehabilitation Center | Crossroads

    Ron learned quickly he had an addictive personality when he was 11 and lost his finger in a boating accident. He took more pain medication than was prescribed and liked how much more social he was with his friends while under the influence. For him, the disease progressed quickly. At 16, he was convinced he couldn’t live a day without using some type of substance – marijuana, alcohol, prescription drugs, cocaine, etc. He quit playing football, changed his friends and dropped out. After getting his GED and starting college, he got married and had a…

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