Being labeled such a term after receiving a drug-related felony may feel hopeless, but that is very far from the case. Recovery not only leads to freedom from active addiction, but also a long stream of gifts in the form of mended relationships, new and healthy relationships, mental health, and even careers.
Despite acquiring drug and crime-related charges, there are many success stories in the recovery world that prove the consequences of active addiction does not mean it is the end of the road. Once recovery is met, it is merely the beginning.
What Is There Left to Do?
Creative Matters is a marketing agency based in Los Angeles that gives recovering addicts employment with a purpose. Their motto is that they’re in the business of saving souls by spreading social good through creativity to better the world and help companies revamp their marketing.
There are many other opportunities for those entering recovery, or even those thinking about it. The key is take action. Nothing changes if nothing changes.
Career Criminal Success Stories
“This place is truly unlike any other office in the world,” Lily, 24, remarks to Substance.com. This recovering heroin addict who “[faded] away physically, emotionally, intellectually, and creatively at the height of her addiction” got clean, finished school, and interned at Creative Matters, which led to a full-time hire. “This place is truly unlike any other office in the world. We are family above all else. We care about each other and we help each other, whether it’s work-related, recovery-based, or overcoming some obstacle in our personal lives.”
Not only this, but owner of George Vorel of Envirosafe Stripping Inc. helped his daughter’s former drug dealer by mentoring him and bringing him to work each day.
“Sometimes we give them a second chance and welcome them back,” said Vorel on second chances. “Depends on the person.”
Another employee, a war veteran, was a former crystal meth addict of 13 years who also took advantage of this employment opportunity that contributed to his life changes in recovery.
Second chances are possible, but it is vital to be patient, even toward those that are not receptive to it. There are people out there that will support you. You just have to persevere and continue fighting despite rejection and feelings of hopelessness.
There is hope.
Hope’s Not Dead. Need Help with Addiction?
It’s hard to carry on after the turmoil of one’s drug addictive past and the consequences that follow, but that is not the end of the road. Recovery is merely the beginning.
Here at Recovery Hub we strive to help an addict in need and guide them to a life beyond their wildest dreams. For assistance today, don’t hesitate to call out 24-7 hotline at (844) 318-7500 today!