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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