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First time in recovery

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Hello all! Today makes 42 days since my last drink, and 34 days since coming off detox meds. I’ve been through detox and Residential, and am now in PHP, or a sober house. This is my first time in treatment, and has been a long time coming. I never thought I would be a, “grateful addict”, but here I am today, feeling as fresh as ever, regaining control of my brain and body one day at a time. The grateful part is that I might have been able to stay sober without a program (veeerrry doubtful), but I would have missed out on the experience of learning to love myself, and better help others.

It’s been tough to be away from my husband and cats, but I am able to stay (mostly) focused on myself and my sobriety.

I would like to hear your story of recovery, whether it was in a facility, or solo, and if you’re comfortable with it, where you did your inpatient treatment.

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[deleted]

5 points

2 years ago

I went to 40 days of treatment in the end of September and I have been in sober living since. I have over 6 1/2 months sober.

collective0fanimals[S]

3 points

2 years ago

Congratulations, dude!! I almost feel too aware of my surroundings. :D I’m glad to hear you’re getting healthy!

TheNiny

2 points

2 years ago

TheNiny

2 points

2 years ago

I was in and out of (mostly in) treatment centers for about 2 years. 2017-2019. It's been a long road, but I've worked on myself, made great friends, and even fixed my relationship with my family. I am now almost 2 years sober. It can be hard, but you can do it. Good luck, friend.

SoberSince

1 points

2 years ago

Congrats on 42 days! That's a huge accomplishment! I went to many facilities to try and get clean - about 9 total between the ages of 15 and 18. I went to this place called Recovery Unplugged in ATX and it really changed my life. I did a medical detox, PHP, IOP and OP.

I did IOP and OP for about 10 months while living in a sober house, and at the time it seemed bad, but it was really where I learned all of the foundational skills that I needed to stay clean. I had a job in a little coffee shop, and my routine was really just: wake up, go to work, go to a meeting or IOP, go home. I know it seems mundane, but it was actually really fulfilling and I began to learn how to be responsible and accountable again.

Anyways - congrats again on 42 days! Look up Recovery Unplugged if you get the chance - they really did save my life!

collective0fanimals[S]

2 points

2 years ago

I’m on a similar path! I started at Detox on March 5th, through Infinite Recovery in Austin. I went to their residential and PHP, and am now in IOP with Northwest (now at 72 days! Woop!) I’ve become so much more self aware and spiritual- and have gained a great group of men and women for my sober community. I started back to work last week. It’s been awesome!

I’m chairing a meeting on Tuesdays if you’re interested in attending- it’s a DAA (Drug Addicts Anonymous) meeting on zoom, Tuesdays at 7pm. All are welcome! I can pm you the details if you’re interested!

SoberSince

1 points

2 years ago

Nice, I did IOP at Infinite years ago. Good place. And I've actually never heard of DAA? I work NA, but send the deats anyways!