The Addictions Academy is Passionate about the Success of our Students! Cory Bataan is featured in LIHerald.
Owner of First Step Solutions and student of The Addictions Academy, Cory Bataan is using his experience with addiction and success in recovery, to not only help others, but to prevent his daughter Lexi, 15, from making the same mistakes that he did. Read on for an excerpt from the LIHerald.
Beating the family curse
Bellmore resident shares his story of recovery
“When you get hit by a train, it’s not the last car that kills you — it’s the first,” wrote Bellmore’s Cory Bataan, 45, in a blog post about his yearslong battle with addiction. “It was the same for me with drinking.”
What began with Bataan’s first drunken escapade as a teenager spiraled into roughly 20 years of alcohol and drug use that ended with Bataan kneeling in the snow outside of his house, wearing a T-shirt in below-freezing weather, and screaming when he discovered that he had run out of cocaine.
Now sober for 12 years, Bataan is a certified addiction recovery coach, and guides individuals through recovery with his company First Step Solutions. His blog piece, “The First Night,” as well its follow-up “The Last Night,” are published on the company’s blog.
“I’m open with everyone,” he said. “I think by speaking about it . . . it gives people an outlet to come and talk to me or go out and seek help about it.”
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