Reflecting on his journey, he expressed immense gratitude for the positive transformation that took place when he decided to free himself from the clutches of drugs and alcohol.
Jack’s decision to seek treatment came at the age of 17 when he confronted his addiction to painkiller OxyContin head-on.
He vividly recalls the turning point when he looked around at others caught in the throes of addiction and realized he didn’t want his life to be controlled by substances.
In an interview with MTV, Jack candidly shared his powerful revelation: “I took myself out of the picture for a second and I looked around at every single person in the room, at who they were, how old they were, and what they had going on in their lives.
A lot of them were near 30, unemployed, living off their parents. There were heroin addicts, there were the world’s biggest couch potatoes.”
That moment of clarity propelled him to make a life-changing decision – to take back control of his destiny.
He firmly decided to break free from the shackles of addiction and embark on a journey of recovery. The path was not always easy, but Jack found solace in surrounding himself with like-minded sober individuals and immersing himself in the 12-step program.
These pillars of support, coupled with his determination to be of service to others, played a pivotal role in his progress over the years.
As he celebrates 20 years of sobriety, Jack is grateful for the adventure that his life has become. He embraced the struggles and challenges, recognizing that they have been the source of his most rewarding moments.
From exploring the world and meeting fascinating people to experiencing both highs and lows, Jack’s life has been a testament to the power of recovery and personal growth.
In addition to his personal accomplishments, Jack is also cherishing his role as a loving father. He is devoted to his daughter Pearl, who is about to turn three and is eagerly anticipating the arrival of his second child with his wife Lisa, who is currently eight months pregnant.
Despite the heartbreak of a previous miscarriage, they remain hopeful and excited about the new addition to their family.
Jack’s journey serves as an inspiration to many, showcasing the strength and resilience that lie within each individual.
He is proof that with determination and the support of a strong community, one can overcome even the most challenging circumstances.
As he continues to thrive in his sober life, Jack is a beacon of hope, reminding others that no matter how dark the past may have been, there is always a path to a brighter and more fulfilling future.