What Brings People To Recovery?

People from all walks of life arrive in recovery from addiction for a slew of reasons. Young people and the elderly, the rich and the poor—no matter who you are or what you have or don’t have, turning to recovery means you’ve been beaten by addiction. That’s our common denominator, and it’s an undeniably bonding connection.  There are some common themes of what drives any number of us here, and of course, there will always be the obscure act of God story that landed an individual in the rooms of recovery.

Reasons That Brought Many of Us Here in Droves

  1. DUI/Arrest – If you are new, and are feeling embarrassed about getting arrested for DUI (or anything else for that matter), head to an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting and you will be in good company. Many of us—and that’s an understatement—have been in your shoes. Don’t feel embarrassed, it’s normal here.
  2. My Way or the Highway – If your family or spouse have had enough and recovery is the only choice you have (or that they are giving you), we feel your pain. We feel our loved one’s pain, too. There’s no doubt we’ve put them through the ringer.
  3. Health – When your apple a day was actually a liter a day, your doctor may have told you this is the end of the road if you don’t put a plug in the jug. Or maybe you have a perforated septum from bombarding it with white powder. Either way, sobriety looks much better on you.
  4. Child Endangerment – No parent wanted to put their child in harm’s way, but it happened, and now they can move forward in recovery and be the parent they truly are.
  5. The Job Says So – For those lucky enough to not have been fired for drinking on the job or showing up dirty on a drug test, take your recovery and keep running with it. If not, you may not be so lucky the next time.
  6. Accident – Car accidents, falls, and any other type of traumatic event are certainly good reasons to get sober. Some of us learn from these quicker than others.
  7. Overdose – Everyone who has lived in addiction and made it into recovery is a miracle. For those who have survived an overdose, please stay.





If you are struggling with addiction, call The Lakehouse Recovery Center. No matter what drives you into recovery, we can help. You are worthy of a life of joy and freedom. You can do this. Give us a call, we are available 24/7, toll-free at (877) 762-3707. Recovery is possible. Call now.


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