The Perks Of Going To Residential Treatment (AKA Rehab).

You learn things about addiction that you might not otherwise learn. Loads of other addicts become your new friends (AKA people that can relate to you). You can cry in public and folks actually expect this. There’s always plenty of toilet paper. You’ll probably get to do art. You’ll lose weight (whether you intend toContinue reading “The Perks Of Going To Residential Treatment (AKA Rehab).”

It Only Took 23 Years!

It took me 23 years, seven residential treatment centers, numerous outpatient treatment, groups, sponsors, meetings, counselors, therapists, hospitals and jail to finally figure out that if I wanted to get sober and stay sober, I had to continue doing one thing – the same thing – not drinking. That’s it. That one thing. Everything elseContinue reading “It Only Took 23 Years!”

What To Expect In Residential Treatment.

The following is a list of things I either received, experienced or witnessed, in order of frequency, from all seven of my treatment centers combined. Hold on to your hats… Drama – SO much drama Noise (crying, laughing, yelling, music, etc…treatment centers are very loud.) Deceit (folks lying to themselves, to others or to me.)Continue reading “What To Expect In Residential Treatment.”

How To Choose A Treatment Center

Which one is the right one for you or a loved one? There are a lot of facilities to choose from! Unfortunately, the right one may not be the affordable one. And when it comes to this – sometimes you DO get what you pay for. But not always – because â€“ some of the most expensiveContinue reading “How To Choose A Treatment Center”