January 26, 2012 at 7:49 am #65460
After years of battling with an addiction that crippled me in every way imaginable, physically, financially, socially and emotionally I found an escape route through my church. A minister of a church I didn’t even attend but met at a shelter, introduced me to the lead of a local out reach team. They got food in my stomach, a roof over my head and introduced me to drug addicts anonymous (obviously I couldn’t afford to go to rehab). I was a down and out. I started of main stream and ended up hooked on amphet/acid and in the end pretty much anything I could get my hands on. Strung out and sleeping rough I often hoped it would all soon come to an end. But I was more lucky then I ever thought imaginable and as romantic as my scenario seems, there are do gooders out there all over trying to help others just like me. There is a way out, there are people who care, people who understand and there is always hope. I called it my church because it is now. I guess I just want people to know that even checking this site out means that you have hope, and once you have that along with some will power anything is possible.January 26, 2012 at 8:39 am #65463
Wow your story is amazing, I wish it was that easy for me but I guess we all have our own paths to walk. I was raised to go to church in Sundays but I had lost all faith until I started meetings, when I accepted there was a higher power I felt I had in a small way gained back some of myself. It’s unreal how good things can be, how bad they can get, how great it is when they start to get good again and how scary it is that they might get bad once again. But with faith I strive for the best now. My recovery has been so long and very times, I know finding it again is a blessing in itself.January 26, 2012 at 11:31 am #65479
Sounds ideal, unreal even. Churchgoers where Im from look away when they see me walking down the street. Im not good enough for them to look at never mind feed and house. Society doesn’t wanna know me, Im a problem theyd sooner live without. Cant be the cookie cutter daughter with straights As so Im no good. I guess some people have all the luck!January 26, 2012 at 11:38 am #65480
Im sorry you feel that way greyskies11 I was just trying to point out that if you keep your chin up and have hope that there can be a different outcome. I didn’t mean to offend you, most people find my story inspirational, I came from nothing and Im not exactly something yet, but I am a better person and my prospects are brighter. A few years ago I didn’t have any prospects. I felt as rejected by society and as jaded as you do but (and I say this with all due respect) feeling sorry for yourself won’t get you to a point where you can be happy. You have to accept the hands you are dealt in life and make the most of what you have. I had the belief that I am a good person and that I could be something good if I really wanted to. I had to go to a very dark place before I could realise that but that was just the hand I was dealt.January 26, 2012 at 11:56 am #65481
That’s very insightful, Im glad the program has broaden your horizons so. I find in life its best to be realistic though. I will deal with things my way because your route isn’t something I would be interested in, particularly not the Lord part! I don’t mean to disrespect your beliefs I just don’t have any, again something I am judged for.January 26, 2012 at 12:00 pm #65482
@ greyskies11 With all due respect this site is a drug rehab comparison site. Do you plan on going to rehab? Or are you just on here to bash other people’ s ways of dealing with their addictions? This is a forum and you are entirely welcome to your opinion but you shouldn’t make others feel bad about theirs. Perhaps if you don’t want to discuss rehabilitation this forum isn’t for you?February 1, 2012 at 8:48 am #65535
@rehabforme, well said! We are all entitled to our opinions and a forum I think is supposed to be about discussion/debate. But being rude isn’t something someone who is reaching out for help really needs to hear. Ive found that talking to people online is a great way of getting info and sharing because in person I am very shy and quiet. So yea, well said!!February 1, 2012 at 9:07 am #65537
guys this is an over reaction no? youre right i am entitled to my oppinion, and my one on this particular post is that it sounds too good to be true to someone like me who cant do right for being wrong is all! im sorry if i offended anyone. I know youre looking for help and my comment wasnt very helpful but that isnt all a forum is about. its a discussion and that was me discussing how i felt about the topic.February 1, 2012 at 9:15 am #65538
its a positive uplifting post and I gotta admit reading it I thought wow i wish i was that lucky but hey i wasnt, thats my problem. fact is it wasnt easy for at all to get to a point where i could seek out help but i did get there eventually and you could too greyskies11 if you took a leaf out of livingproof41′s book and tried to be a bit positive. its very easy to sit back and feel judged and oppressed and think screw you all. its not easy to admit your faults and the fact that you let your life go down a road you’d rather it hadnt. people probably do judge you, they judge me, they just non addicts too on stupid stuff like fashion choices, facial features, the area they live in etc. its a part of life everybody has to deal with. youre unhappiness just makes it harder for you to deal with “in my opinion”.February 29, 2012 at 12:22 pm #65826
I believe at the end of the day that with faith in God and faith in yourself anything is achievable if you really want it. It took me to get to a point where life was literally unbearable before I could muster up any kind of faith and I ma still working on my faith and trying to make it stronger every day. Not everyone falls back on faith in God, some choose not believe in God and I do not judge them for that but you have to have faith in yourself at least, and faith in other people too. Not everyone out there is out to get you, not everyone looks down on you. I know this because people in much greater standing than me reached out to me when I was at the lowest I could get. It might seem unrealistic to you now but that seems tome because you have closed yourself off to the idea of there being good in people and my original post was in an attempt to show people like yourself that there are good people in the world.February 29, 2012 at 1:34 pm #65829
You guys have some pretty inspirational things to say. I wish I had your insight a long time back. I am starting rehab next week, Im so nervous took me a long time to make the final decision about where to go I did alot of research because everyone was telling me everyone is different and what works for some doesnt work for others. I really hope that I can make it all work for my family’s sake and of course for my own. I dont want to look back in years to come and think this was all for nothing but I guess I have to work on what you were sayin, on having faith in myself that I can do it. Its tough now to be so clear headed because it is all ahead of me but Im hoping this place is good and that I will get there.
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