Alo recovery helped me admit I had a real problem with heroin. I mean, I knew I had a problem with heroin, but they really drove the point home. I needed to realize it too because although I had a vague sense that this was becoming a real problem for me, I did not want to do anything about it. Heroin felt too good, but more importantly I knew quitting it was a nightmare few can imagine. I tried to quit once and nearly died. I nearly died again when I started using again and almost overdosed. It’s a dangerous drug.
When I finally decided I just had to beat the habit, my parents got me into a great detox clinic that covers all the bases. They know that a heroin addict cannot even begin to think straight until they get off the junk and get their head clear. Detox first was the most important thing to do in those first days. They followed a regimen that allowed me to get off the stuff gradually so that I would not suffer any seizures. It was still uncomfortable, don’t get me wrong, but it was much easier than how I tried to do it.
It was only after my system was clean that they started me on the path to eventual recovery. This involved a lot of in house therapy and learning various life skills that allow you to organize your life in a way that makes drugs seem ridiculous. When you are following a routine and really working said routine, the last thing you are thinking about is filling your days with looking to score and use dope. I haven’t felt this good in a long time, and I am actually looking forward to moving on and trying to put my life back together.