Archive for August, 2007

Aug 30 2007

Break you down just to bring you up higher than before

It’s the trying that saves you, in a drug treatment program. That might sound corny, but it’s true. To make drug treatment work, all you have to do is try. Of course, trying is no mean feat…especially when you’re so hooked on drugs that you end up in a drug treatment center. Still, that’s it. That’s all it takes to get better. To make your drug treatment program work, all you have to do is give it your best effort. And with so much to lose, how could you ever afford to do anything less?

 

Make no mistake: Drug rehab is not easy. Your drug treatment program will break you down, no matter how tough you think are, and test you in ways you never thought you’d be tested. But the effort is worth it. Addiction treatment and addiction recovery will change your life, if you want them to you. Addiction is awful, you don’t need to be told that. Drug treatment can make it better. Given the stakes, you shouldn’t need any more prompting than that.

 

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Aug 29 2007

Another life saved by drug treatment

Okay, so, you can’t tell me that drug treatment centers don’t work. I know they do because I went to one and it saved my life. People will say what they want, and that is usually a lot, and most of the time they aren’t even close to being right. I know that and people who have been to drug treatment know it too. We have to. If you have a problem in your life or you have had a problem in your life you don’t want to listen to people who just let their mouths run for no apparent reason. If you listen to those kind of people you’ll never get anything done. Drug treatment centers are always under fire from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. I know what drug treatment did for me and what it has done for a myriad of cats that I know and i will never forget it. If you’ve had to go then you shouldn’t let people try to talk you out of what you know. Drug treatment centers have saved our lives, and all the naysayers in the world can’t change that. Live your life and be glad that you can. Nuff said.

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Aug 28 2007

I am stronger than I have ever been

I was in alcohol rehab once and it was the hardest thing that I had ever done. It’s hard to quit drinking. I’ll admit it before anybody. I’ve tried to stop drinking a million times in my life and nothing worked like the alcohol rehab that I went to. Alcohol treatment made my life simpler by taking away the burden of being a drunk and not knowing how to change. They made me feel stronger than I could feel on my own and they gave me the knowledge that I needed to get myself back to being sober. I’ll never say that there is a better method to achieving sobriety than alcohol rehabilitation. If it was able to help me, the worst drunk known to exist, then it can help anyone else with similar problems. You’ve got to come to work, though. If you’re thinking of going then just go. But you can’t go if you are afraid of doing what it takes for alcohol rehab to be effective. Alcohol rehab requires commitment and that’s really the only way to make it work. Anyone who has been to rehab knows that’s a fact and if you want to make it work you have to be committed. It’s not only a commitment to sobriety, it’s a commitment to your life.

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Aug 27 2007

Amy sings “no-no-no” to rehab, I say “HELL YES” to drug rehab centers

Drug rehab centers have helped millions of people in the past. That’s what they do. Take it from me. I had a really bad drug problem back in the day. I was so bad tat it coused me to lose my wife and kids. I could have lost my friends too if it weren’t for the help of drug treatment centers. Going to one of the local drug rehabilitation centers actually saved my life, too. That’s what drug rehab centers do. They turn people’s lives around. The thing with drug rehab centers is that you go in all screwed up and you come out a brand new person. Anybody with a drug problem can go into one of our country’s many drug rehab centers and come out with a brand new lease on life. It seems like it’s way too easy, but it actually is that easy. That’s how it happened to me. I couldn’t get it together when I was all messed up on drugs and when I went to drug rehab I came out as a brand new man. I couldn’t understand how they did it there, but they did it. My life finally got a lot better after a while and I was glad that it did. Now I’m on my way to getting my wife and kids back and things are surely looking up.

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Aug 24 2007

The hardest part of alcohol rehab programs is the beginning

I was an ugly drunk. It’s not something I’m proud of, obviously, but that doesn’t make it any less true. I was an ugly drunk, the sort of inveterate alcoholic who’d make a spectacle of himself any time he got near a bottle. Maybe you’re that way too. If you are, you might think you’re beyond help. I know I did. Thankfully, I was wrong. The truth is that alcohol rehab and alcohol rehab programs can help anyone get better…no matter how much of an ugly drunk he or she might be. Alcohol treatment worked for me. It’ll work for you too, if you can only find the strength to seek it out.

 

The hardest part of alcohol rehab programs is the beginning, the decision to enroll in an alcohol rehab center in the first place. It took me almost a year to find the courage to take the plunge, and the truth is that alcoholics don’t enroll in alcohol rehab programs without going through a healthy measure of soul-searching. But believe me: It’s worth it. Alcohol rehabilitation will change your life. With so much to lose, and so much more to win, you’d be a fool not to find a way to make it work.

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Aug 22 2007

A million different ways

Life can be f*&ked up. It really can. It can go a million different ways and there really isn’t much that you can do about it. For example, if you have a problem with drug addiction it can really turn your life to shit. Trust me, I know. My life was turned to shit when I became addicted to drugs and couldn’t find my way back to being sober. Yeah, it sucked and I did a lot of things to my family during that time in my life that I’ll never be proud of. The thing that got me back on track was my trip to a drug rehabilitation center. That’s basically what did it. Going to a drug rehabilitation center saved my life and helped me and my family move on to greener pastures. Nobody wants to admit that they have royally screwed up their life, but hey, if you did you’ve got to make it better. That’s just the reality. You can either complain about stuff or you could go to drug rehabilitation center and fix your life. That’s how it goes down and nothing else. If your life is going down the shitter because of addiction, go to a drug treatment center and take care of it. There you go.

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Aug 20 2007

I was never into taking pills

I was never into taking pills. I never took aspirin or ibuprofen for headaches. I wasn’t one of those guys who took allergy medicine for itchy eyes or cold medicine for a little coughing and a runny nose. It just was never the way I did things. My sister, on the other hand, was the exact opposite. She always had a medicine cabinet full of time release capsules and multicolored syrups. She would take a pill at the onset of a headache, or drink some weird looking mixture if she thought that she was getting a cold. That’s why when she got a prescription drug addiction I wasn’t really that surprised. Her prescription drug addiction started from when she had to take some pills for pain and she just couldn’t get enough. In her defense, she started out with this stuff to help fix her problem. I don’t think that she ever thought that she would get hooked. Getting a prescription drug addiction isn’t something that people actually plan on. I know that. The planning part comes when someone gets one and you have to come out with a plan to help them back to normalcy. That’s what we did for my sis and she’s been better for a while now.

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Aug 17 2007

My natural human need

Published by Suki under Addiction, Alcoholism

Here’s the thing. Most of the people in this world will pretty much say anything. I’m not saying everybody, but most people will just say shit whether or not they know it to be true. I mean, that’s the truth. Most people will just say whatever pops into their head because they have a really strong need to be heard. I guess that’s why I didn’t take it out on my sister’s pea-brained boyfriend Bobby when he said that going to an alcohol treatment center wouldn’t really make a difference in the life of a true alcoholic. I didn’t hate him for needing to be validated. When you think about it, it’s kind of a natural human need. I never really approached him about how terribly he had misspoken because I would have had to divulged our family secret. A long time ago, I was checked in to an alcohol treatment center. It’s not something that my family or I am proud of so it hasn’t been spoken of in years. But, if I were to say something to him, it would be that “going to an alcohol treatment center was singly the best thing that ever happened to me…dumbass”.

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Aug 16 2007

How can some just not eat?

Published by Suki under Eating Disorder, Treatment

You could tell me all about an eating disorder and I wouldn’t be able to say that I understand it. Not to say that I don’t have sympathy for the people that suffer from them, but an eating disorder just isn’t something that everyone understands. It’s kinda hard to. That goes double for people who come from a family like mine. In my family there’s no such thing as an eating disorder. We are all big eaters. I mean big time. We eat all the time and we love doing it. Barbecues, picnics, holidays, we get down at all of them. That’s just how we do it. That’s why it was extra weird when my sister developed an eating disorder. No one really knew what to do and it became a horrible mess. By the time we finally got around to getting her some help, it was almost too late. Luckily, things took a turn for the better when we got her some treatment for her eating disorder. She eventually came back to her normal self and that time in our lives is just a distant memory. I still don’t fully understand the whole eating disorder, but I definitely know enough to take it seriously.

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Aug 15 2007

Hooked on my grandma’s pain meds, how sick is that?

I remember when my grandmother(God rest her soul) used to take these weird pills to take the edge when she got sick. Well, honestly, I don’t know what they for, but I used to cuff ‘em. And in case you don’t know, cuffin’ is basically a cooler word for stealing. It wasn’t so much stealing as it was taking a little of the top. Hey, they were prescription drugs. It wasn’t that big of a deal. I figured that if she ran out she could always get more. Seriously, I never took any when she was running low. See? I used to be a good junkie. Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that I kinda got hooked on my dying grandmother’s medicine. Trust me when I tell you that the story is more complicated than that, but for all intents and purposes, that’s what I was doing. It started out as something funny to tell my friends, but ended up being a whole hell of a lot crazier than that. By the time I was hooked, I was almost completely out to lunch. Thank god for drug rehab. If it wasn’t for them I would still be hooked on prescription drugs.

 

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