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John: A Story Of Sobriety After A Life Of Pain Medication Addiction


Life happens…For John, having two surgeries too close together led to a life addicted to pain medication. He was taking pain medications to alleviate his chronic back pain, but the medicines actually made his pain worse, and kept him from living an active life. He did not want to do anything or go anywhere. He no longer enjoyed being around other people and felt no one could understand him. His negativity began to control his life. “I was a prisoner of my addiction,” John said.

Fortunately, John found Memorial Hermann Prevention and Recovery Center – PaRC. At PaRC, John received professional help to overcome his pain medication addiction, the understanding from those going through recovery and the spiritual strength to live a sober life.