“My story and using was the same as all of us addicts."
The only thing that differs is my way of telling it. Upon my arrival to the rooms I was greeted warmly and offered all inclusion and more than enough opportunity to grow but I was still in the mind state of doing things my way. That would prove to be the biggest mistake I could make while attempting a selfless program. I was able to abstain from drug use simply by attending meetings and living in a halfway house, I still indulged in careless spending of money, emotional manipulation of friends and partners, I had no progression in my career and I wasn’t taking care of my mental health. It eventually took me back out after eight months.
After refunding my misery for the next year I eventually came to a crossroad with myself that involved the law, my sanity and my relationship with my family. Everyone was sick of me including myself. I knew that through the connections I had made previously in the program I had a shot to get connected to the program again. So I reached out to a mentor of mine in the same state as he had met me previously, emotionally bankrupt, suicidal and hopeless. Conventional treatment hadn’t worked in the past and as a last resort my mentor suggested Recovery Unplugged. The willingness I had and effort I made to just get off the plane and into their hands is what I credit my life to today. A combined effort of professionals, strong members of the fellowship and my last bit of willingness, honesty and open mindedness taught me that there was a new way of life. I have a career now. I’m going back to school to become a sailor. I have a family again. I have friends and possessions and interests again. I’ll have a year clean on Jan. 18th 2019. There is life after drugs. The lie is dead, We Do Recover.”