Pittsburgh area teacher, basketball coach who struggled with addiction shares journey to recovery
Authored by Ken Redmile
After overdosing twice in that one day, Scorpion went straight from the hospital to the Recovery Centers of America’s Monroeville location where he stayed for 30 days of inpatient drug treatment.
It wasn’t easy for him, or D’Altorio, who was at home with their children.
“I think the nights are the hardest because you’re just home and so I would just cry at night and at least he wasn’t seeing me cry. I know all the moms out there, you just do what you have to do,” D’Altorio said.
D’altorio said it takes courage for anyone to enter addiction treatment.
“As we learn more about how the brain works, as we learn more about addiction, we’re able to give medications and help people, to discover why they’re using drugs and alcohol and then treat it from that standpoint,” said Michael Ogden, the CEO of Recovery Centers of America in Monroeville.
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