“It’s been a great experience. They let me pursue my interests. Every need that I had was met by the staff… I’ve had a good time here and it was very beneficial,” Carson H., an Inspirations Alumnus said.
The creative teen walked out of Inspirations Teen Rehab with a dream to become a music video director and to stay sober for the rest of his life. Thanks to his personalized treatment plan, he got the chance to use his passion for filmmaking to fight addiction.
“They let me record videos of the other clients and film little skits, and I’m really thankful for that,” he said. “I’ve got some experience and I’ve learned a lot.”
Watch Carson share how filmmaking has helped him stay sober
Since using filmmaking as a coping skill in rehab, Carson said he has learned the importance of personalized treatment plans.
“Every situation, every group, every topic isn’t meant for everyone,” the teen said. “ I feel like no one else would be interested in cameras like I would. I believe personalized plans are a lot better.”
When most teens were exploring hobbies and figuring out what they wanted to be when they grew up, Carson started smoking marijuana at the young age of 13. It wasn’t until recovering in rehab that the teen got to really explore his interest in filmmaking by directing, filming and editing his own skits.
“Ever since I was younger, I guess I wanted to fit in,” he said. “All my friends did drugs so I went and did drugs. And I got introduced to different ones until I reached my peak almost. I’ve reached rock bottom but I really feel like I can bounce back and change for the better.”
Teen plans on staying sober to fulfill his purpose
“I finally feel like I’ve found a purpose because before I just did drugs I didn’t feel like I had a purpose, and I was depressed,” Carson said. “But after I found what I actually wanted to do: be a music video director. I felt like I’ve found a purpose in life and a career I can pursue, rather than just doing drugs.”
After going to three different rehabs while battling addiction, Carson is committed to staying drugfree this time. The teen said he will no longer use or sell drugs.
“The way I was into drugs, it controlled my whole life,” he said. “If I go back to doing that, it would eventually kill me and I don’t want my whole life to be revolved around drugs anymore. I want to do better for myself and not stress out my mom and dad.”
At Inspirations, we do not use a “one-size-fits-all” approach with our clients. Instead, therapists, doctors and addiction experts work with each teen and his or her family to design a personalized plan. This plan is based on the client’s individual needs and medical history. Call us at (877) 779-8010 to learn more about our personalized treatment plans and how we can help your teen overcome drug addiction.