The disease of addiction looks different for everyone. For some, it begins at a young age by making seemingly small choices to cope with certain situations. Regardless of how long addiction has been an issue, we want you to know that recovery is possible for everyone. Our friend Travis shared his story of how making the brave choice to ask for help saved his life. We hope it gives you the courage to do the same.
My name is Travis M. I am 35 years old and a grateful recovering alcoholic and addict. I started out using drugs at the age of 15 to combat feelings of depression and overwhelming fear. I did not understand these feelings. All I knew was that if I took a pain pill, all of those feelings would go away. That started me down a path of self-medication and self-destruction.
I began to use opiates more and more often to take away the fear and pain of my problems—unknowingly compounding them in the process. After using for many years, I lost many relationships and personal possessions until I reached the end of my rope and was on the brink of death. With no options left, I went to Cenikor, and I can honestly say those beautiful people saved my life.
After being on opiates for so many years, they offered an option to help ease me off those destructive substances. I took it gladly, and I do not regret it. The medication and therapeutic support they’ve provided in the MAT program has helped me stay clean for four and a half months now. I am forever grateful for the people, like Mrs. Amy and Mrs. Tabitha, who have helped me every step of the way. There are good people willing to help if you give them the chance, and I’m so glad I found Cenikor.