Jonathan’s Recovery Story
Complex childhood trauma and a sense of no control led Jonathan down a path of rebellion, substance abuse, and addiction. Abused by his father and dealing with a mother who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, Jonathan turned to petty crime and drugs to escape. By the age of 14 he was using crystal meth as an escape, but still managed to graduate high school, complete a degree, and get a job in education. Despite this apparent success and manageability of his substance use, Jonathan recalls using heroin in the bathroom while at work and says he has no memory of his college graduation beyond a photo of himself. His substance use would eventually lead him to lose his job, relationship, home, and imprisonment. After his release, Jonathan completed a court-mandated treatment program and remained sober for 19 months before experiencing a relapse. This began a cycle of relapse that would eventually bring him to Hope Canyon. Here he’s learned to recognize the manipulative nature of addiction on your mind and the importance of truly prioritizing sobriety in your life.
Ashlee has been through it all. Struggling with polysubstance abuse for years, she has survived physical and sexual abuse, medical crises, and run ins with the law. Despite it all and the love and support of her family, Ashlee could not see a way out. Her self-esteem and self-worth issues compounded the addiction, leading her […]read more
At 18 years old Jake received his first DUI. By 24 years old he was drinking heavily, smoking marijuana, and using cocaine to get through the day, self-numb, and feel like he fit in. Now through sobriety he says he finally feels like himself and that those around him recognize the drastic difference in his […]read more
Complex childhood trauma and a sense of no control led Jonathan down a path of rebellion, substance abuse, and addiction. Abused by his father and dealing with a mother who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, Jonathan turned to petty crime and drugs to escape. By the age of 14 he was using crystal meth as […]read more
A mother at just 15, Kayla turned to substances to cope with stress, trauma, and difficult emotions. After losing her mother at just 6 years old and without a father in her life, she struggled with anger and depression for much of her life. She turned to partying, marijuana and alcohol to escape. Despite attempts […]read more
Symara’s experience with drug and alcohol addiction began in the party scene. Looking for an escape and a way to numb her past traumas, she found herself lost in constant partying and a need for the next drink or dose. Her addiction affected her romantic relationship, friendships, and caused a myriad of other detrimental consequences […]read more