Client Success Stories
Escaping the grip of addiction. Our clients reveal the moment recovery became real and how they have reclaimed their lives.
Client Success Story: Horace W.
Hiding as a Functioning Alcoholic
Quitting It All to Create a New Life
before: Horace’s story is that of a functioning alcoholic, which ultimately turned out of control. He worked at Marriott Marquis downtown managing the front lobby and 71 employees. His life centered around socializing and drinking at bars. Horace wrecked three cars while driving under the influence. Law enforcement brought him to Houston Recovery Center’s sobering center in October 2019 after he was found intoxicated standing in the middle of the road. He went again a few weeks later. He knew it was more than a bad night.
after: Horace achieved a year sobriety November 8, 2020, and completed a skydiving jump to celebrate. He graduated from the seven-month in-patient substance abuse program at Open Door Mission and now works as their Education and Career Guidance Manager. He continues meeting with his recovery coach, John Turner, at Houston Recovery Center, as part of the 18-month Partners in Recovery program. He has his sights on earning a Master’s in Accounting and opening a tax firm that helps underprivileged communities.
“I took solace knowing this is me taking care of myself. And putting myself first — something I’ve never done.”
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“I took solace knowing this is me taking care of myself and putting myself first.”
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“I left behind people, places, things that aided me in addiction and gave treatment one more attempt.”
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