I had been addicted to cocaine for a little under 10 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 transformed my normal routine day into a fun day at the beach. 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, starting there I became 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 noticing I felt more sickly. 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 weren‘t acting the same way they used to toward me. All my friends and family were telling me I looked horrible and should cut back on the partying. The friends that matured, stop talking to me all together. At work, everyone sped 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. This became extremely irritating, but it was still not enough for me to do something about it. Cocaine still gave me an edge I wasn‘t ready to give up.
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 thankfully mine was. He told me I was a great worker and he didn‘t want to send a loaded great worker back into the job marker. 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 have my job back.
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 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 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 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.
Once my 60 days in the drug rehab were up, I felt like such a new being. 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 greatly pleased with how far I had come. He told me that if I did good work, there may be a promotion in my future as long as a continued to do my work as a clean person. Now, almost 2 years later, I have received that promotion and am looking forward to what the future has to offer.
Going through a 60 day rehab. Success after 60 days in drug rehab. A 60 day drug rehab program is necessary for some addicts to be fully recovered.