My son means the world to me, and I would do anything in my power to help him. That is why I wanted to move mountains when I found out he had become addicted to pain pills. I knew that he had started taking them because of a football injury, but I had no idea that he had become addicted to them. When he had his first withdrawal, it was very ugly, and that is when the truth came out. While I was doing research on young adult addiction rehab in NJ, he was busy trying to find his next fix in our town.
I wish I could say that it was next to impossible for him to do that, but I found out just how easy it is for kids and adults alike to score drugs in our town. My eyes were really opened wide with this revelation about my son, our town, and the national drug epidemic as a whole. My son did manage to find a fix, and I managed to find him a place where he could detox and come to terms with what he wanted out of life.
I knew that this was not my son in his rational mind. This was my son who had gotten addicted to pain medication, and then entered into a cycle of addiction that even he would have been appalled at before it overtook his life. Thankfully, we are one of the success stories, and I give all of the credit to my son and the team that helped him at Soba. They were able to get the toxins out of his body, then they worked on getting the addiction out of his system. It was not something that happened overnight, but it did eventually happen. I have my son back, and he has his life back now too.