Hope Diaries: Relating in Rehab

At The Treatment Center, our mission is to encourage and empower patients who are struggling with substance abuse. We regularly invite our drug rehab alumni to work with current patients, share their stories and inspire hope. Many even become full-time employees. In this edition of Hope Diaries, Steve shares his incredible journey to recovery to serve as a reminder that anyone with the right support system can conquer their addiction.

“If you’re not an addict, you don’t know that empty feeling,” said Steve, emphasizing how easily he can relate to patients at The Treatment Center. “I’ve been there.”

Steve began experimenting with drugs and alcohol at an early age. These substance abuse habits evolved into a full-blown addiction as he got older, leading to multiple arrests and DUIs. Only after losing his family to a divorce did Steve reach rock bottom and recognize that he was in dire need of help.

“I got arrested three times in as many weeks,” said Steve. “I was doing any drug I could get my hands on.”

Steve’s Journey to Becoming a Behavioral Health Tech

Today, Steve is a dedicated behavioral health tech who uses his history with addiction to encourage and inspire patients at The Treatment Center. He relies on his firsthand experience to connect with patients, and he encourages those with substance abuse problems to open up about their pain and struggles.

“The thing that I can provide for most patients is that I’m there,” said Steve. “If you want to talk, yell, scream, rant and rave, please do those things with me.”

When alumni tell their drug rehab success stories, patients listen. Our goal is to show patients that there is hope in their future, and no one can tell that story better than someone who has already overcome addiction.

Hear more from Steve about The Treatment Center’s objective to motivate patients in this Hope Diary:

At The Treatment Center, our admissions counselors are available 24/7. Don’t hesitate to call us at (866) 295-6003 if you suspect that a loved one is currently struggling with drugs and alcohol. We can answer your questions about addiction, treatment and starting a new life in sobriety.