I had been addicted to cocaine for a little under 3 years. A day would not go by when I didn’t need a hit of it. In the first year of doing it, I thought it was just fun. Just something to do on the weekends when I went to parties to all get messed up. Unfortunately one day before work I tried using some cocaine to make my job as an entry level business administrator a little more interesting. I felt like I was running around the county fair like I did when I was 13. I think that’s when the real addiction started. Using the drug before or while at work, made my day a lot easier for me to deal with. And the best part was that nobody seemed to notice, or so I thought. And so, that’s when I started my life as a drug addict. Little did I know, it would take me 60 days in drug rehab center to end this problem
After years of doing drugs, I wasn‘t feeling so hot. It was such an effort to get up and do anything. I felt like an absolute sloth. In contrast to what most drug addicts think, I knew why I felt like this. It was because of the cocaine, but I ignored it of course. I continued to live my life the way I was. And then, people were starting to treat me differently. All my friends and family were telling me I looked horrible and should cut back on the partying. The friends that grew up, stop talking to me all together. At work, everyone rushed right by my cubicle. They all looked down as they passed me by in the hall. And out of the corner of my eyes, I could see them talking about with their condemning eyes. Of course this became unbelievably annoying, but no matter how annoyed I was it was enough for me to stop using. Cocaine still gave me a feeling I wasn‘t ready to live without.
However, you know it’s time to do something when your boss calls you into his office, confronts you about your addiction, and offers to send you to rehab for free while holding your position open. That‘s exactly what my boss did. I haven’t heard of many bosses who have been that generous when it comes to something like drugs, but luckily mine was. He told me I was a valued worker of his and he didn‘t want to let me go because of this problem. He told me he was in a similar position himself when he was young. Obviously he got his life together, but he wished someone would have given him the opportunity he was giving me. He promised to hold my position in the company if I went to a 60 day drug rehab of his choosing. He’d pay for everything and if my time in the center was successful, I‘d still have my career when I got out.
Since it was such an irrefutable deal, I agreed. However, that was not without hesitation. I mean, 60 days? That’s 3 months, a third of the year, almost a whole season! How could I be locked away in a building for 3 months? But I knew that if I still wanted a career and a chance at turning my life around , 60 days is what it would take. And so, on February 20th 2009, I entered into the drug rehab.
I was immediately assigned a rigid schedule I had to follow everyday. Our days went something like this: wake up, breakfast, class, 12 step class, lunch, personal counseling, class, gym, dinner, relaxation time, bed. It was a pretty rigid schedule, but very necessary. If we hadn‘t been on such a strict schedule doing all those classes and workshops, I don‘t think I or anyone else in there would be sober.
Once those first 30 days were up, I felt so good and healthy. And the next 30 days entailed less of a strict routine, but more classes on being a healthy participant in the outside world. They taught us how to interact in the real world without the use of illegal substances. They taught us that taking care of our bodies and minds was the best possible way to be happy and live successful lives. This last phase of the treatment was vital for me because before this I had no idea how to have a day without drugs. This really addressed my problem and taught me how to live from day to day.
After 60 days, I was a new person. I felt like I was reborn a new. On May 20th 2009, I left the 60 day drug rehab center I was treated at. I returned to my condo, but soon moved to a new one where I could create healthier memories. I returned to my old job with a new outlook on everything. My boss was very happy with my success. He told me that if I did good work, there may be a promotion in my future as long as my work was done sober. Now, almost 2 years later, I have received that promotion and am looking forward to what the future has to offer.
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