Meet Dave… a 41 year old father of 2 boys, married to his high school sweet heart. Dave is a hard working family man. In his free time he coaches his son’s little league baseball team.
Dave lifted something heavy on the job, severely straining his back muscles. Instead of seeking medical treatment, one of his buddies on the job handed him a couple of pills to “help get him through the day.” For months Dave used these pills to help dull the pain. His use dramatically increased and his wife noticed large amounts of money missing from their savings. Dave would make up a quick excuse, and she believed him; he had “never lied to her before.”
Dave didn’t seem himself to friends and family, often dozing off mid-conversation. He began not attending family functions, canceling practices for his son’s baseball team, and when his wife inquired what was going on he was very distant and short with her. One morning he was given a surprise drug screening at work. He came back dirty for opioids and was required to seek treatment by his union.
Dave describes his shame in having to share his addiction with his wife, he had always been a two beer kind of guy. After two years and three failed attempts at sobriety (one 30-day and one 90-day treatment facility stay), he came to Recovery Zone Solutions. Dave is now 6 months clean and feeling great!