My name is James Payne and my sobriety date is March 21, 2019.
What was life like before you came to Ventura Recovery Center?
Basically, my life was falling apart. I was using different kinds of drugs: crystal meth, Xanax, Norcos, smoking a lot of weed. and my life was in shambles, basically.
Why did you seek drug addiction treatment?
I was working a lot and I would take a lot of time off. During my time off I would use that time to party and use a lot of drugs. My reputation in the industry started to fade. The feeling that I had about myself in terms of my confidence at work, my confidence with other people all those things were starting to be affected. And my relationships, most importantly, were all affected by my decisions. So I definitely felt like I needed help.
How was your experience at Ventura Recovery Center?
My experience at VRC has been fantastic. The staff is incredible. They really are personable, and very very approachable. So, for me, a guy that likes personal attention, I definitely felt like I needed someone to talk to. Someone that could relate to what I was going through. And I definitely got that with the staff here at Ventura Recovery Center.