Archive for the 'Drug Rehab Center' Category

Oct 25 2007

I was stealing from my own family

When I was little, I was such a good kid. I followed all of the rules. I did what people told me. Then, things changed. When I was 14, a friend and I would sneak out and go to parties. It was amazing that we never got caught. But the kids that I wanted to hang out with at the parties were smoking cigarettes and drinking, so I did, too. It helped me feel like I belonged. When I was 16, I smoked pot for the first time. My friends and I toked up before school. That was when I first met someone who had gone to a drug rehab. I was still into smoking pot, it took the edge off of the day. Then I started experimenting with other drugs that summer. By the end of my senior year, I can’t believe I was doing heroin. It was costing me $75 a day just to keep from feeling sick. I was working part-time at a restaurant then, but it wasn’t bringing me enough money to buy the heroin I needed. So I borrowed from anybody who had money. My boyfriend, who funnily enough worked at a drug rehabilitation, took off because he got sick of me asking him for money to buy drugs. My other friends told me to get clean or get lost. I got lost. The week Ray left, I got fired from my job for stealing money out of the till. After that, each day had one goal, to get money to buy heroin. I shoplifted. I stole from my mother’s purse. I did some other things, too, that I can’t even talk about because it just makes me so sad. I got arrested twice for shoplifting. I tried to quit heroin maybe 100 times, but the withdrawal was so, so bad, I couldn’t. I was ready to give up. If it wasn’t for my brother checking me into a Malibu residential drug rehab center, I’d be dead now.

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Sep 11 2007

Your future, after all, isn’t going to be around forever.

It’s the work. That’s what makes drug rehabilitation successful. The work, the labor. The grind. There is no easy way to addiction recovery, no shortcut through a drug rehab center. Successful drug rehabilitation is always, invariably, a product of sustained effort, on the part of both rehab patients and the drug treatment caregivers overseeing their drug rehab programs. If you’re going to get better in a drug rehabilitation center, it’s going to be because you work for it. That’s just the only way addiction recovery ever happens.


Make no mistake: Drug rehabilitation might not be easy, but it’s damn well the most important thing you’ll ever do. Nothing measures up to a successful drug treatment program. Nothing. To get better in a drug treatment center is to get your hope back, and your dignity. More to the point, to get better in a drug treatment center is to get your life back. If you or someone you care about is a victim of addiction, you shouldn’t need to hear anything more than that. Make the right decision here. Do it today. Your future, after all, isn’t going to be around forever.

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