Landmark Recovery believes in the further advancement of our patients. Recovery does not stop when our patients walk out the door. It continues through life’s never-ending journey, and we provide the necessary resources, relationships, and treatment to ensure success upon completion of our drug and alcohol rehabilitation program. The success stories below are actual people who achieved tremendous results with our program and continue to walk the road to recovery.
Ian – “Dedicated and Brave” – Celebrating One Year of Sobriety November, 2017
Ian came to Landmark Recovery intoxicated, angry and in complete denial of the seriousness of his addiction to heroin, benzodiazepines and alcohol. While Ian had experienced a great deal of emotional pain and trauma in his childhood years and adolescence, he didn’t actually turn to drugs until his mid-thirties after sustaining an injury during a military deployment. Like so many others that become enslaved to addictions, Ian never thought that occasional heroin use would take over his life to become the only thing that mattered.
When Ian began treatment at Landmark Recovery nearly one year ago he was focused on discharge from the moment he walked through the doors. He wanted to transfer out to another facility, and only when that option fell through did Ian resolve to the fact that he would need to complete thirty days of treatment in order to avoid legal charges. Ian went through the motions for a few days and attended meetings and groups, but didn’t feel any motivation to change during the first week of treatment.
Ian described what happened during his second week at Landmark Recovery as a “spiritual awakening” that opened his eyes to the reality of self-destructive behaviors that might eventually kill him. Over the next few weeks Ian began to disclose with his therapist painful early life experiences. Ian was finally working through issues that had haunted him for decades. He began to make peace with his past, and was willing to do the work necessary to bring about a healthy and successful future.
After completing thirty days of inpatient treatment at Landmark Recovery, Ian went on to a sober living house for men. He’s still living there today, and has gained many friends and mentors that provide daily encouragement and support. Ian started working at Landmark Recovery as a Chemical Dependency Technician five months ago, and eagerly shares his personal story of addiction, recovery and hope to other participants of our substance abuse program.
Congratulations, Ian, on nearly one year of sobriety! You are an inspiration to so many, and the pinnacle of courage, perseverance and resilience to others struggling with their own addictions.