Our Journey Through Addiction

Honestly, I don’t know where to start...

There were so many starting points.

Our experience of addiction to recovery spans several years.

I can’t say exactly when my son’s substance use disorder started. Sadly to say, I was not aware or mentally equipped to see it.

I do though, clearly remember when my son’s addiction was imprinted into my brain and I knew we needed to take action. His girlfriend at the time called me and reported Addison was smoking heroin.

In that moment, my heart stopped, I couldn’t breathe and I could not even utter the word, Heroin. For many months I wouldn’t say the word. I felt ashamed and guilty of being a neglectful mother. How could I have let this happen? And to make matters worse, I created and re-lived so many moments I should have, could have, been better.

That was around 2011, and there started a five year spiral of addiction, treatments, relapse, street life, court dates, jail time, and probation.

As I have said, then and now, I became a member of a club I never wanted to join. I am the mother of an addict. But because I am a mother of an addict, my own journey of recovery took place, and for this, I am truly grateful. This is something I want other mothers to know who may be struggling. It’s OK. You’re not alone, and there is help available.

During his incarceration, I prayed, invited, and asked for a Miracle to come into our lives. That’s when I found Pinnacle Peak Recovery. On May 20, 2017, I dropped my son off. Our first step towards Recovery.

I found Pinnacle Peak Recovery online and called and spoke with Todd. He walked me through their program. Several modalities were offered to treat the whole person. Most importantly, they treated any underlying issues that may have led to my Addison’s SUD.

Addison after completing treatment

Addison after completing treatment

Therapy changed our family dynamics and the education for me was a Blessing. It was during a family session that I was introduced to codependency, which has given me a better understanding of our family of origin and generational issues. I wish I had known about these things earlier as maybe it could have saved us a lot of pain.

Addison thrived in treatment and events unfolded where he was introduced to his Sponsor and another miracle happened...Doing the daily work, he is living a substance-free life, being of service in the community, and creating an abundant future.



Where Your Loved One Can Seek Addiction Treatment

If your loved one has been struggling with addiction, Pinnacle Peak can help. Here at Pinnacle Peak Recovery, we provide a small, family-like environment for those seeking recovery from addiction. During their time in our program, clients will learn how to stay sober and rebuild a life that’s worth living.

Some of the various addiction treatment programs we offer here include the following:

  • Inpatient drug rehab
  • Partial hospitalization program
  • Intensive outpatient program
  • Strong alumni community

Call Pinnacle Peak Recovery today at 866-954-0524 to help your loved one receive the treatment they deserve.