“Saving dreams, restoring lives” is not just a catchy tagline used at Inspirations for Youth and Families (IYF). It is the genuine result of the hard working staff and willing clients who have overcome their addiction. Michael O. was in IYF’s drug rehab recovery program and can attest to the unbelievable change in his life.
Upon arrival, Michael was a very withdrawn teen with little interest in treating his addiction. He depicts his first few weeks as the after effects of being addicted to psychedelic drugs.
“I went through a period where I was out of it when I first came here and I wouldn’t say it was a withdrawal it was just my brain was so used to being somewhere else that it wasn’t used to reality. Reality felt weird but, now I see with so much clarity.”
After going through this “phase” his attitude picked up rather quickly and his very sociable side began to show which he says was due to the experience of being at Inspirations.
“I learned that certain people judge other people by the way they look, how they talk, and dress and this