How Our Family Overcame Alcohol Addiction

Husband Finds Hope With His Wife’s Miraculous Turnaround

LaDawn and Scott R, a young married couple and loving parents, living the dream in Southern California, found their family torn asunder, ravaged by LaDawn’s drinking and on the verge of calling it quits.  But now the couple have reconciled and are back on track as a result of her treatment, subsequent recovery and the hope they discovered in the continuing family work they do together. The couple has found, once again, days filled with joy and a deepening sense of gratitude.  However, their new journey has been far from easy!


In 2016, Ladawn entered The Lakehouse Recovery Center with a plan that is all too common, and is one that never ends well; she would stay a few days, just to detox, get her husband off her back and then be on her merry way.  No serious treatment necessary. She would be able to stop drinking. No problem. That was the plan, she says. Many people seek drug and alcohol treatment simply because they are being forced to do so by loved ones who are angry, hurt, and frightened. Ladawn’s story is no different.

She had a husband who had lost all hope and was now shifting his focus to the protection of their infant son. 
About a week into her stay, however, something happened that she still cannot fully explain. She became willing. She was suddenly open-minded to the recovery process. She asked the treatment team (men and women successful in recovery) what they had done, and she vigorously began to do the same. She stopped arguing with people who were trying to save her life. As crazy as it may sound, this sudden turnaround is too often uncommon in the treatment field..

To overcome addiction, radical personal changes must take place and take hold. 

Recovery work is not work that can ever be completed. Yet it is work that can be realized by its thorough application on a daily basis, a depth and weight to the process sufficient to support permanent change. Happily, Ladawn and her family are enjoying the fruits of this work as her husband’s continuing involvement in the treatment process has made their life richer. Watching the family interact today, it’s hard to imagine that alcoholism had at one point nearly destroyed them. One now senses calm, hope, and happy harmony, even as the family navigates the ups and downs of everyday life. Recovering from drug addiction requires work that only the suffering individual can do. However, an authentically loving and supportive environment can do wonders. There is great power in being surrounded by people who are not telling a person what to do. But showing you.

Scott: “My wife got her help and support at the Lakehouse Recovery Center.” Click here now to give them a call at 877-762-3707It’s free to talk to them. “If we can do it,” adds LaDawn, “so can you,  We are all in this together!”                                                                                                                                                                    – The LaDawn, Scott and  the Lakehouse Team


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