Lifestyle of Addiction
As a dual diagnosed addict, Jacob found himself in and out of institutions most of his life starting at the age of 15. Jacob would steal from his closest friends and family and found himself in court often. His behavior and lifestyle choices led him down a damaging path of addiction. Jacob hated life and finally, at the age of 29, the courts had enough with his destructive behavior and sent him to prison.
After Jacob was processed, he realized everything needed to change – people, places, and things. Almost immediately, he enrolled in the prison’s addiction recovery program, and after passing the course, he started rebuilding his confidence, self-esteem, and self-worth. As time went on, Jacob became more trustworthy, loyal, and independent.
It All Paid Off
Once released, Jacob continued down a positive path, maintaining his sobriety, securing full-time employment, volunteering, and joining a semi-pro catfish angling team. Now 10 years sober, he takes one day at a time, helps others, loves life, and enjoys relationships with friends and family. Jacob is motivated by the fact others count on him for support. He understands success has no limits and comes from a culmination of small, progressive achievements.
– Jacob M.