Jacklyn Pelloni Nears 6 Months of Sobriety

Jacklyn Pelloni at Skydive Elsinore

At just 12 years old, Jacklyn Pelloni tried her first opioid, a Roxicodone. During her seventh-grade year, she tried heroin. Around that same time, Jacklyn dipped into other drugs, like ecstasy and weed. Thirteen years old came around, and Jacklyn found herself smoking meth for the first time. She returned to smoking heroin by the age of 14. By 18 years old, she found herself in a deep state of addiction, now adding cocaine and injectables to the mix. Needless to say, Jacklyn was headed down a dark path of addiction, and it was time for a serious change.

Enough is Enough—Jacklyn Chases Sobriety

It was time for a change, and at 18 years old, Jacklyn went to Fresh Start of California to get the help and treatment she needed. It was there that seeds of sobriety were planted, and, for the first time, she didn’t feel alone. The treatment team began their work, but Jacklyn wasn’t ready just get. The years passed, and Jacklyn relapsed several times, each time returning to Fresh Start of California, a place she found peace and comfort from those around her. When asked about her experience at the facility, she responded:

Fresh Start was my sanctuary—where I could break down and scream without feeling judged. Every time I went and relapsed, those seeds had been watered whether I wanted them or not, and they were not going to allow me to live in that condition anymore. If it wasn’t for the treatment team at Fresh Start of California, Dustin, Preston, and Lindsay, I never would have had those seeds watered. I might not be sober.

Nearly 6 Months Sober

Now, Jacklyn has achieved over 171 days of sobriety (as of August 24) and has complete control of her life. She plans to continue fueling her passion as a makeup artist. In the future, she would like to become a drug and alcohol counselor to make the same impact that others have made on her. Her passion to help others has been fueled by the love, compassion, and care she received while receiving treatment herself.

Jacklyn states that the highlights of her sobriety have been establishing a relationship with God and finding her true identity. Now, she holds the world at her fingertips and lives fearlessly and fully capable of achieving all her goals.

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If you are in need of addiction treatment, get in touch with our Orange County, California detox and residential treatment facility. At Fresh Start of California, our substance abuse treatment team understands the journey to sobriety can be difficult and intimidating. That is why our team works diligently to ensure our clients are comfortable throughout the entire process. As a medical detox facility, you can rest easily knowing you or your loved one will always be under the care and supervision of a highly trained medical staff.

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FSOCA Takes Alumni Skydiving to Celebrate Sobriety Milestones

At Fresh Start of California, we are passionate about celebrating victories, and in our eyes, there is no better victory than that of sobriety. So, how did we celebrate? On Sunday, August 4, Co-Founder Preston Durnford took a group of detox alumni, including Jacklyn Pelloni and Tristan Hughes, to skydive for the first time ever at Skydive Lake Elsinore. Alumni of Fresh Start of California About to Skydive

When asked about the significance behind skydiving with alumni clients, Preston stated:

I think skydiving is great in the beginning of a person’s new life in sobriety or anyone who is striving for a more fulfilling life in general. To push your mind and retrain it to do more exciting things rather than the same old miserable behaviors of their pasts—that’s the goal.

There is something amazing when the clients come and commit to jumping out of a plane with me, knowing I’m right there with them. For them to know that they have a lifelong friendship and bond with Fresh Start of California and that we are all putting in effort towards a more fulfilling and happy life—there just really isn’t anything like it.

While many of the alumni were nervous to jump out of a plane, each was more than thrilled to put it down in the books as one of the wildest rides. The most memorable part of it all was that each of the alumni was able to share their love for sobriety with one another. Where life was once a dark space, it is now filled with adrenaline-rushing and life-changing experiences. Together, and with the ongoing support of our Orange County addiction treatment team at Fresh Start of California, each of these individuals is able to embark on a journey of happiness, meaningfulness, and excitement.

Let’s celebrate life in sobriety together. Call Fresh Start of California at 833.852.3470 and speak with our Orange County detox and residential treatment team about getting help today! Fresh Start of California Alumni at Skydive Lake Elsinore