Friday, November 11, 2005

Drug Treatment Centers - My "Rant" on Drug Treatment, And Why I Created a Drug Rehab Blog

Drug treatment Centers, alcohol rehab programs, drug rehabilitation programs, chemical dependency treatment, substance abuse treatment - it comes in many names, but one thing is true no matter how you slice it. Recovery from Drug addiction and Alcoholism is tough. It is a long and often painful road marked by potholes filled with what feels like boiling oil. Jails Institutions and Death. Jails institutions and death. That's what they say in Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. That is our bottom. that is our eventual path out, and too often, through these methods countless numbers of drug addicts and alcoholics leave this world each year. My late brother was one of these, and I am a man who has experienced all but death, and even that I'm not quite sure I haven't experienced, I just know It hasn't been permanent YET. We all have yets. Yets often lead us back to addiction. Yets are what eventually lead to our demise. I can have just one... just one more drink, just one more line, just one more shot.
Alcohol, marijuana, heroin, morphine, vicodin, fentanyl, methadone, oxycodone, oxy-contin, norco, lortab, LSD, mushrooms, PCP, Benzodiazepines (Xanax (alprazolam), Valium (diazepam), Ativan (lorazepam), Halcion (triazolam), Serax, Dalmane (Flurazepam), Barbiturates, Amphetamines - crystal meth, ice, crank, uppers, bennies (benzedrine), Aderall, Ritalin, crack, cocaine, smoking, snorting, drinking, shooting and on and on and on.
A drug is a drug is a drug is a drug. When any aspect of life becomes unmanagable as a result of drug use... any aspect of life - grades slip, dropping out of school, teenage pregnancy, sex addiction, workaholism, all forms of self destructive behavior. We are no longer in control. Drugs are. Addiction is.
The way I see it, in every addict there are two distinct souls, two separate people. The Drug addict, the individual addicted to drugs or alcohol or whatever the substance, chemical, or behavior that causes the unmanagability, the sickness, and the real me. The real you. That's what recovery is all about - 12 step programs, Narconon, holistic health, they're all paths to the same goal. Freedom
Freedom to live a life free from the bonds of drug addiction and alcoholism. Freedom from lies, deceit, from pain and anguish. Health, Happiness, love, that is the stuff of recovery, those are the promises, the promise of a new day.
I hope this Blog will begin to serve as a forum, a forum for people looking for help, people who need to vent, people just like you and I, a place where we can talk about what's going on inside ourselves
Bernie, California
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