My life had become unmanageable and I realized it was time to get some help. Drugs and alcohol had consumed my life to the point of utter despair. After finally admitting that I had a problem I made the decision to finally seek help and go to detox. Over the course of ten years I was in and out of detox facilities but kept finding myself using again and I couldn’t figure out why. I would attend AA meetings and hear all these stories of successful long term sobriety and I wanted to gain that for myself more than anything but didn’t even know where to begin.
I slowly started to realize that simply going to detox wasn’t going to be enough for me. I needed to seek long-term treatment and really put in the work to stay sober. Getting sober isn’t simply just a weeklong period of removing substances from your body. It takes a lot of hard work in treatment and even after. I was finally willing to do whatever it took to get my life back in order. I realized it was time to really put in the work.

I completed my inpatient treatment and did everything that was asked of me. Upon leaving I attended meetings, got a service commitment and a sponsor and got to work. Over time I was able to complete my steps and continue going to meetings and things just started to get better for me.

I couldn’t believe it had taken me so long to just do what so many before me had successfully done. Staying sober has been a tough journey but I wouldn’t change a thing about it. My life is so much better today than I ever thought it would or could be. If you find yourself stuck in a world of drugs and alcohol and can’t seem to get out of it I highly suggest reaching out to to someone and taking suggestions. It was the best thing I have ever done for myself.

– Kevin L.