From the Mother of a Recovered Addict
Just over six months ago we had reached a point with our son, Jerry, where we were at a complete loss and did not know how to help him. We had the great fortune to have sent our son to Ocean Hills to enter the recovery program. Shortly thereafter, I had my first interaction with Joey Hunter.
Joey quickly held Jerry accountable for his actions. He refused to allow Jerry to dictate his treatment though that is what Jerry had been able to do at each of the previous treatment centers he had attended. Joey spent many hours counseling and guiding Jerry to do the right things for his sobriety. In addition to counseling Jerry, Joey also helped me by being a voice of reason in the crazy mixed up world of addiction.
As many parents of a loved one addicted to drugs, I continually buckled under pressure and allowed Jerry to manipulate me and any situation to his advantage. Our lives were torn apart and our family was in crisis. Wow, did we need a wake up call! Joey provided that and did so in a way that was non-threatening and non-judgmental.
Over the years Jerry has had many drug addition and mental health counselors. None of those other counselors would talk to us, not even to provide input that would help Jerry. He was able to manipulate every one of his counselors until he met Joey. I truly believe that Joey and the team at OHR saved my son’s life.
Jerry is now in Sober Living and continues to get counseling from Joey. My son is doing very well. He has 6 months sobriety and has a full-time job with great potential for growth. I attribute Jerry’s success to his desire to change his life and the support and counseling from the finest counselor I have ever met! Our family owes Joey and the rest of the staff at OHR a great deal of thanks and we do believe that he and they saved our sons life.
Lisa R. McTear
PS Feel free to post my comments on your web page or quote me on any literature. I can’t thank Joey and the OHR team enough for what they have done. Rodney, Thurman, and Vito were also awesome! I am also willing to talk to any family member who is struggling and trying to decide where to send their loved one.”Lisa R. McTear