Joey’s Recovery Comes From Willingness


Addiction Recovery From Willingness

Joey had an amazing father who worked with the Fire Department and a mother who had a career that put food on the table for Joey and his siblings. He always played the good kid role at home but as soon as he went and hung out with friends, the real Joey would come out. He would vandalize homes, smash windows and steal from stores. But what he found out what he really enjoyed doing when he was introduced to alcohol and Marijuana.


Joey loved the effects produced by alcohol and Marijuana so much that he started looking for something more. His abuse went from alcohol and Marijuana to Cocaine and Prescription Drugs. However, after a while of constant Cocaine and Prescription Drug abuse, Joey decided he wanted more.

Unfortunately, he found that ‘more’ when he started abusing Heroin and Meth. Joey loved the drugs more than he loved himself and chose them over everything that ever truly mattered in his life.


Joeys life became a miserable cycle of using drugs and going to jail. He was even on two separate probations to try and keep him on the straight and narrow path, but nothing seemed to be working. His love for the Heroin and Meth was too strong to break it had seemed. Before he could change, he needed to realize he was worth something better than what he was living.

Finding Recovery in the 12-Step Rooms

He didn’t realize his worth and ended up doing a lot of things that he is shameful about to this day. If it wasn’t for the terrible things he had done and going back and forth from jail, it is unlikely he would have been introduced to the 12-step program.

After a long time of living a terrible life consumed and ravaged by drugs and alcohol, Joey decided it was time to reach out and find help; he was able to get himself into an outpatient treatment program. His outpatient program didn’t last long though, because he decided to get himself kicked out.

Luckily, his probation officer was not going to take any more excuses and told Joey his only option was to go back to treatment and try and better his life.


So, Joey did just that and ended up getting back into a sober living where his life changed forever. Today, Joey can’t imagine what his life would be like if he was still using drugs and alcohol. Sobriety comes naturally for him now. He believes the best part of sobriety is helping others who are fighting the same battle and watching them regain their life back.

Joey is extremely blessed for his life today and couldn’t imagine living any other way. He wishes he could help everyone struggling with addiction and alcoholism and wants to let the struggling people out there know, you can recover if you do the work.

  1. Happy to hear Joey found help. His message is true, if you do the work, you can succeed in your battle with addiction.

  2. Alcohol addiction can destroy one’s life, it nearly destroyed Joel’s life totally if not for the advised he took at the last gasps of succumbing to more woes.

  3. There is a saying, where there is a will, there is a way. His willingness made a way for him to recovery, even though he had been neck deep into drug abuse. Way to go Joey.

  4. Willingness is one of the important assets we have got from nature and god. And, when we get the taste of it and apply in life it becomes beautiful.

  5. Determination is key to getting anything started or done in life. Joey knew what he had to do and took the bull by the horn, and I am happy he did because he is for the better of it now.

  6. This is wonderful. Very true! You really should have the willingness to help yourself to get out of that situation. Just think positively that you can really make it

  7. I totally agree. If you are willing to change, you can really make it. As long as you have the support and help of those people around.

  8. I always say support system isa vital but it goes without saying it ultimately starts with you. Hell the failure or success of recovery is on you!!!! It is mental fortitude at this point.

  9. I’m glad Joey made that self determination to go for a better life. Peer pressure almost ruined him but happy it didn’t end him.

  10. Thank you Detax to rehab for sharing these type of stories with all of us.Nothing is impossible in this big world.Recovery from any type of Addiction is also possible if that particular person is willing to recover.

  11. It’s not the fault of Joey generally at this age people have lots of moodswing and they are very emotionally attached to someone. But Joey should take care of this in upcoming future. Best wishes!!

  12. If you wish to overcome drug addiction, then you need to be can’t be forced to go for treatment unless you really want to change.. Joey’s story says it all and I’m glad this brother got over his drug addiction and even willing to help those with the same problem …that’s great

  13. Thank you for sharing Joey’s story very inspiring. The willingness to leave an addiction must come from the heart. Detox to rehab thanks for sharing all this wonderful stories.

  14. Joey’s willingness is a wonderful factor to his recovery. Glad he found help that shaped him fully. Thanks for sharing

  15. He started as a good child but found himself in a wrong company. A deciplined child at home, a drug addict outside the house. It’s has been discovered that addiction start with a small effort. He took small then needed more or more. He was lucky to finally seek help.

  16. The willingness to witness change and to face sacrifices that comes with it is a huge step for anyone in this case. Really touchy and encouraging

  17. It gladdens my heart hearing about Joey’s recovery. It is a thing of willingness for one to be delivered from drugs and any other substance.

  18. Willingness is actually the first step to take in recovery from addiction.. determination is what helps you to stay on course.

  19. There is no way people facing addiction can be save without willingness. If the person affected is not ready it will definitely delay the recovery process.Thanks to detoxtorehab for this post it,it gives more hope and enlightenment for quick recovery

  20. Drugs can make one do things that you not proud of, and willingness to change is the first move to change that one needed. It takes a personal conviction to seek help when needed.

  21. Seeking help when needed and willingness to take all challenges that comes with it. This is a way to recovery, and allows change come

  22. Well, willingness is definitely the key aspect of recovering from any kind of addiction. many people do not have willingness because the addiction might have damaged their willpower. Addicts lack willpower because addictions destroy the part of the brain which is required for willpower. Addicts lose interest in defeating addiction and end up getting more interested in getting his or her “next fix”. It is good to see that Joey recovered from this addiction due to his willingness to fight the addiction!

  23. Determination is the key to substance addiction. Indeed, I congratulate Joey on his victory over drug addiction. As a result, people who indulge in substance abuse should toe the path of Joey towards ensuring drug-free and healthy lifestyle.

  24. Great! Joey’s recovery from drug addiction is an eloquent testimony to his readiness to overcome his problem. A problem shared is half solved. If drug addicts could willingly surrender , our society will be a better place.

  25. Getting help is the greatest thing that will ever be a permanent change to ones life. Am so happy for you that you got helped. Thanks for this good post.

  26. That’s absolutely true, willingness is the best key to be a better person. Without this thing , it’s gonna be very hard to recover.

  27. Where there’s a will there is a way. As long as you have the conviction in you that you can recover, then you definitely will!

  28. It’s really breaking that habit – continuous drug and alcohol abuse – that comes almost impossible for people who have depended on it too much. Luckily, Joey found someone to help him with that ordeal and he had the strength to acknowledge his problem and get the help that he needed. I’m glad that he’s sober and is living a better life now.

  29. Joel is a strong and determined fellow. Joel you a good example to the outside word. Its this post that makes me know that willingness is the achievement keys.

  30. It gladden my heart he was able to get help. Addiction does no good things but harm that is why one have to stay away from drugs and alcohol.

  31. It gladdens my heart he was able to get help. Addiction does no good thing but harm that is why one have to stay away from drugs and alcohol.

  32. Alot are suffering from addiction. This is a touching story but I’m glad he was able to get help. Get help if you are addicted please.

  33. For someone to recover from a state of predicament, willingness is required. Same goes for recovery from addiction. I am so happy for Joey’s testimony of his recovery.

  34. Being healed from addiction has to do with total determination. I am happy joey took the bold step. Now he’s going to be a better person to himself.

  35. Am giving Joey’s accolades for the willingness to seek for help. One should not die in silence. Thanks to 12-steps program.

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