Last night I heard a speaker at Alcoholics Anonymous meeting who is on a hit television show, that I am sure many of you have seen or heard of, about young adults suffering from addiction. Her share was relatable and I was able to connect with it in many ways. She provided two interesting facts during her share that I thought were important: 7,000 14-26 year-olds die every month from pill overdoses and 2,000 14-21 year-olds try prescription drugs for the first time every day….
Sober College has given me the ability to change my thinking in general, but more specifically when I heard statistics like this. When I hear these devastating numbers now I am able to see how important it is for young adults to confront their addiction, and for me to confront my own. Before coming to Sober College I may have shrugged off these statistics as a scare tactic or some attempt to try and get me stop using. Sober College’s drug rehab is designed specifically for this age group, young adults just like me, and helps them recover by offering a program of attraction, which make the idea of sobriety seem possible. Having other residents my age encourages me to take what Sober College has to offer seriously because I know that they understand.
The support group that I have now in California only exists because of the opportunities that Sober College has given me. Before I attended Sober College, drug treatment and sobriety were two things I did not want for my life and now it is something that I look for in my future because of the opportunities that Sober College has given me to learn about myself and sobriety. I now look forward to the future in my new found way of life, and I am extremely excited about it.
- Jordan S.