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. It made my normal boring routine feel like a day at Disneyland. 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 care, 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 addiction
After years of doing drugs, I was feeling a lot weaker. 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 just kept about my same routine. And then, people were starting to treat me differently. All my friends were telling me I was looking like I was in bad shape and that maybe I should cut back on what I was doing. The friends that grew up, stop talking to me all together. At work, everyone rushed right by my cubicle. They all passed me fast in the hall. And out of the corner of my eyes, I could see them all watching me with judging eyes. Of course this became unbelievably annoying, but it was still not enough for me to do something about it. 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. My boss actually did this. 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 swore to keep my job in the company open 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.
So of course, I said yes. 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 if I wanted my job back and a shot at becoming a respectable man again, 60 days is what it would take. And so, on February 20th 2009, I checked myself in.
Everyone in the drug rehab program was put an intense schedule. 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 it weren’t for everything they required us to do, I don’t think anyone who was in there with me would be clean.
After the first 30 days, I felt sensational. 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 go about a normal life and avoid doing drugs and drinking alcohol. They showed us how to take care of ourselves mentally and physically in order lead happy and healthy 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 moved back into my oldcondo, but soon found a new one that I could live a healthier life style in . 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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