Real Stories of Recovery and Hope

Watch and read inspiring stories from Ideal Option patients about their personal experience with addiction, treatment, and recovery. 

Featured Story of Hope

As Jennifer’s husband lay dying in the hospital, he revealed his final wish. 

“He said, ‘I love you. You need to figure it out and stay sober — for my soul,’ Jennifer recalls. “I promised him right then and there I’d never use another opiate. I had to do it. We were soul mates.” 

Jennifer kept her promise. Now 51 and an Ideal Option patient, she is eight years into recovery. 

Every year, on her sobriety anniversary, she says, “I talk to my husband a lot and tell him, ‘Thank you for being here to help me.’” 

Read Jennifer's full Story of Hope

Stories of Recovery

Every day, Ideal Option helps hundreds of people struggling with addiction to opioids and other substances. We hope their inspiring stories will give you the courage to embark on your own recovery journey.

I would love to help you guys help more people like me!

I would love to be able to share my awesome MAT experience with people who are unsure about this kind of treatment. I've often said I wish I had known YEARS ago that I could feel NORMAL again, like I do now on suboxone. 

Best phone call I've ever made

I love Ideal Option! Knowing that I don't stand alone feels indescribable. I pray that if anyone is having problems with drugs or alcohol that they will go to Ideal Option. It's the best phone call I have ever made in my life. God bless all of you. Thank you for saving my life! 

I want to help people see that life on this side is so much better!

I truly had NO idea what treatment would be like or what people would think of me. I want to help others understand that they are not alone and that there is help for them. And there is life during and after recovery. There is hope.

I've gotten my life back on track

I can't say enough good stuff about this place. If you are struggling with addiction, this place is what you need! Give them a chance to help you quit using, and you'll be WELL on your way to getting your life back. Thank you, Ideal Option! 

They actually care about you

These people actually care. I do not dread going here as I have at every other place I have been to for my addiction. THANKS, IDEAL OPTION! Thank you for helping me get my life back. 

A new meaning to life

I couldn't be happier with Ideal Option! Ideal Option has given me a new meaning to life. I have dealt with addiction and depression for a long time now, and with the help of the medication and the therapy, I can honestly say I don't see myself going back. 

I love my life today

Ideal Option saved my life! I was miserable and didn’t even want to live anymore. After going to Ideal Option, I’ll soon have a year of sobriety! I have custody of my kids, I’m close with my family again, I work full-time, and I love my life today. Thank you for everything you do! 

Truly a miracle

I came to Ideal Option broken down and suffering from an addiction to painkillers. I had lost my daughter to an overdose, and I was headed in the same direction if I didn't change my way of life quick. I tried my hardest to quit but the withdrawal from opioids was so strong. I called Ideal Option. They got me in to see someone the next day! 

I love, love, love my doctor!

This place has truly saved my life. I've been with them since a few days after they opened. Love the staff! I love, love, love my doctor - she's amazing. I feel at home there and never judged. 

I have zero desire to use drugs

I've been to several treatment centers and would always relapse within a couple weeks or even days after getting out. After getting out of my fourth treatment facility, craving to use, decided to call Ideal Option for medication-assisted treatment. It was the best decision I've ever made. 

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