Gavin is one of the many people who has been able to turn his life around through Sober Freedom. His story is one like many others, a story of childhood neglect, of making poor decisions based on personal circumstances. A story of being enabled by others to never really break the cycle. But Gavin’s story is also, mostly, a positive one. A story of a young man who overcame his problems, who knows what he has done wrong. A young man who has found faith and who has been able to become a productive member of society.
Gavin, just as many like him, had a problematic childhood. It wasn’t one of physical abuse, but more one of neglect. His father was an alcoholic and his mother, to escape her unhappy home and to fund the addiction of his father, was a workaholic. Gavin witnessed many arguments between his parents, until they finally decided to divorce, leaving him, in effect, with no parents willing to take on a parenting role. This was the start of Gavin’s relationship with drugs and substances.
At just 14, he started experimenting with cocaine. Unsurprisingly, he quickly turned to crime in order to fund his habit, and was in and out of juvenile facilities and probation for years. Eventually, he did manage to sober up, confronting his parents and rebuilding a relationship with them. However, as his probation ended, he no longer had to return for regular drugs tests. He found that his cycle of abuse had not been completed yet, turning once again to drugs. This time, the drug was heroin.
He soon returned to jail, but real jail this time as he was no longer a minor. He was placed as a high-risk offender, which was a level 4 yard. Here, his addiction spiraled out of control. In jail, drugs are not hard to come by, so long as you are willing to do anything, and Gavin was more than willing. One night, he took a dose of heroin that he knew could kill him, and he woke up in hospital the next day. Yet it still wasn’t enough and he continued on to take drugs.
However, there came a point where even Gavin knew that he could no longer continue in this manner. He enrolled in a rehab program through prison and turned Christian. This took immense strength of character, because finding god in prison is something that other inmates will ridicule you for, as they did with Gavin. It is his own hard work that has allowed him to now be out of jail, and to be productive and a contributing member of society. He is surrounded by a real support network, people who genuinely care about what he does and who do not enable him to return to drugs, instead telling him when he is doing something wrong.
Gavin is one of many success stories that Sober Freedom has been able to provide. He is now grateful that he has had these horrible experience, because they have given him perspective and a deeper understanding of not just how to help himself, but how to help others as well. As a supporter of Sober Freedom, he is actively involved in providing that support for people who are where he used to be.
Sober Freedom does not require you to be in prison in order to be eligible for rehab. There are a variety of programs available, including full rehab, detox programs and family intervention. Their rehab facilities are affordable and financing options are available for those who are not covered by their insurance. Sober Freedom believes that your life is worth saving and that you have the ability to save your own life through their support.
Sober Freedom offers treatment for a variety of addictions. They do not believe in one size fits all solutions, which is why they don’t deliver generic “drug” rehabilitation, but rather a rehab program geared at a specific type of addiction. As such, they deal with alcohol addiction, prescription drug addiction, cocaine addiction, crystal meth addiction, heroin addiction, ecstasy addiction, marijuana addiction, designer drug addiction and even gambling addiction. They understand that no two addictions are the same and that treatment has to be tailored to the needs of the individual. Their main goal, however, is to make sure that you know that you are not alone, and to provide you with the tools you need to overcome your problems and to no longer be enabled to turn to drugs.
If you or someone you know is suffering from addiction please call (866) 434-2630 or fill out a form on our website to get the help you deserve.