VIN: LONG ISLAND
Vin, 21, had been trying to overcome his heroin addiction for more than a year, and when his drug problems continued into college, he came back home for additional support.
He continued working towards his degree at a local college and started managing a small construction company. Vin thought that he could stop using heroin on his own and maintain his risky lifestyle without consequence.
When he was arrested for selling heroin, he realized he was wrong. Vin decided to come to Odyssey House to finally start a real recovery. “I have to work on rebuilding my life, and getting back to where I am supposed to be.”
Through his treatment plan, Vin is working to understand his addiction, and find the motivation to stay sober to begin a new chapter in his life. During his time at Odyssey House, he has joined the maintenance team, which allows him to work on his problem solving skills and teamwork abilities. This team also helps prepare him for the future job training he can receive in a field that interests him, such as plumbing or electrical.