Santa Barbara, CA

I am the father of four boys. I coach the soccer team. I’ve been happily married for twenty two years and the thought of myself as being a drug addict was the furthest thing from my imagination. But in August of 2013, I hurt my back as was prescribed hydrocodone. It worked…for while but before I knew it I found myself addicted to it. I was so full of shame. So confused. I went online and found The Lake House Recovery Center. They took me by the hand, detox the drugs out of my system, put me in touch with pain management professionals who offered me non-opiate remedies. I live with some discomfort now but none of it compares with the nightmare of being dependent on prescription pain killers.