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May 07 2008

The right rehab program for you and your needs

Published by Suki under Rehab, Rehab Centers, Rehab Program

The rehab program that’s right for you is the one that helps you get sober on your own terms. That might sound obvious, but the truth is that too many “exclusive” rehab facilities try to turn rehabilitation into an assembly-line operation. That’s a recipe for failure. You are your own person, you don’t need anyone to tell you that. No one has ever experienced addiction quite the same way you have. By the same token, no one else’s rehab experience will be exactly like your own. A rehab program that doesn’t recognize that much couldn’t ever be worth your time.

The good news is that there are plenty of rehab programs in Malibu and Los Angeles. The only catch s that they aren’t all equally capable of helping patients get sober. The day you start a rehab program can quite literally be the first day of the rest of your life, provided you make a decision that safeguards your own best interests. For your own sake, for the sake of the people who care about you…let today be the day you do just that.

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Oct 17 2007

I called a rehab center for a phone appointment about how I could cope with my boyfriend’s drug addiction. When I called, I broke down and told them everything. At first, it was horrible but then I realized how loving and helpful they were. It was my first experience with a drug rehab and I have to tell you it was wonderful. I learned so much about his drug addiction. The next day I drove him from Los Angeles out to Malibu and checked him in. When we got there I met the same person I talked to on the phone, she hugged me, and then we got a tour of the most amazing facility. This rehab truly is a high-end residential drug treatment facility. Now, three months later, I am happy to report that the drug rehabilitation worked! He (to my knowledge anyway) hasn’t gotten high since. He also surrendered a burden that had been obsessing all his thoughts, and he had been using drugs to numb his discouragement rather than face it. Now I have back the person that I’m in love with. I want to thank the entire staff at my rehab you for being there to help. It removed the adversarial role I had in trying to “get him to quit”. And he could focus on what he wanted instead — a loving relationship and personal freedom.

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Aug 08 2007

My rehab center made me the strongest I have ever been

Published by Suki under Drug Abuse, Rehab, Rehab Centers

People make mistakes. It’s just a fact of life. Making mistakes no matter how big or how many times is a part of being human. A lot of people forget how much making mistakes plays a part in the growth of a person and how important it is to admit to making them and moving on. My mistake was getting hooked on drugs. It’s a common mistake. Thousands of cats everyday fall victim to the ills of drug abuse and drug addiction. It happens. The problem is that a lot of the people who get hooked on drugs try so hard to hide their mistakes and never seek out the help that rehab centers can offer. Rehab centers are filled with people who have strayed from the path a bit, but are desperately seeking to reconnect with their lives. They are there facing their problems face to face and they are not backing down from the problems that come with that task. Rehab centers make people like us stronger and stronger everyday by giving us the tools to combat our illnesses and come back to reality. It’s a great feeling. Mistakes are made all the time by everyone, but it is what you do to remedy the situation that matters.

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Jul 26 2007

It use to be about the girls…

It use to be about the girls. Their uninhibited ways of exhibition. I used to love to watch the expressions on their faces as they reached climax. Ahh, the ecstacy, the sweat. It was all so surreal that I just had to watch. That was until I started needing to watch. When I started having to watch without even wanting to. Oh God, do I have a porn addiction? Please tell me that I don’t. It was insane to think that I did. I couldn’t imagine what that would mean. A porn addiction? Who has those anyway? Do they even really exist? Well, I found out pretty quickly that they do exist. I figured I needed to do something productive on the internet. When I looked online for the information I also found information about porn addiction counseling. It was great. Here I was with an addiction that seemed a little weird to have and I was able to find others just me who had it and were trying to get rid of it just as fast as I. It was a little more painful than I thought it would be, but I was finally able to say goodbye to the girls and hello to a normal life again.

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Jul 25 2007

Meth hijacked my body and mind

Published by Suki under Addiction, Addiction Treatment, Rehab

I think back on my time as a meth addict and it’s like I wasn’t even Me, you know?: like I was someone else, a person who had somehow hijacked my body and my mind and who only knew or thought or cared about using meth.

 

To be hooked on meth is to be consumed by the Need: to crave meth when you wake up in the morning; to crave meth when you fall asleep at night. When I was hooked on meth, I didn’t stand a snowball’s chance in hell of ever quitting on my own. And that, if you really want to know, is why addiction treatment saved my life.

 

I wouldn’t be here, writing this, if I hadn’t gone to rehab. I’d be dead, probably, or at the very best strung so far out that no one…least of all Me…would ever be able to get where I was. But I did, thankfully: I did get drug treatment, and it saved my life. Helped me rediscover the world as I used to know it; helped me reclaim Myself, from whoever it was that had taken him away. Addiction treatment helped me be Me again. And that, I guess, is the only point that could ever really be worth making.

 

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Jul 05 2007

Addiction is you.

Published by Suki under Addiction, Addiction Treatment, Rehab

Addiction is You. That might be a touch on the glib side, as slogans go, but it pretty well sums up the truth: Addiction is You. Addiction is who you are, how you live; addiction is everything about you: your essence, your being. An addict, after all, is thoroughly and profoundly an Addict. The disease is by its very nature more an identity than a condition, so that Addicts…victims of Addiction…in some ways quite literally become their Need.

And listen: The fact that addiction is You does not make it your fault. You are not to blame for your addiction; there is nothing you could do either in the positive or the negative that would do anything to change the fact of the thing itself. Remember, addiction is You. To beat it…to overcome addiction…you’ve got to change who You are. Short of that, you can’t ever expect to get sober for good

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