Saturday, October 1, 2022

How Did Jonathan Fight His Addiction And Fully Recover?

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Albert Einstein defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. This quote pretty much sums up the last 11 years of my life. I’m Jonathan. I had a rough childhood, and I knew something was wrong ever since I could remember; I just couldn’t explain what it was. I was looking for something to fix me, and I thought drugs were the answer. So I started smoking pot in middle school, hoping that would help, and at first, it did. But within a year, I was completely addicted to pot and could not stop. I said I could, but I knew deep down it wasn’t going to happen. With the help of Bibett, I got my life back.

After a couple of years of smoking pot, my disease progressed, and I was using every drug, from heroin to ecstasy. I was doing drugs I said I would never do. All I wanted to do was get high, and I didn’t realize who I was hurting, and at the time, if you had told me, I wouldn’t have cared anyway. I was a “functional” addict, and I was on the dean’s list at my school and didn’t have any noticeable effects from my drug use. That is until about two years ago, then it all caught up with me. I was able to see what the drugs were doing to me; I wouldn’t go to work, I sat around all day on my couch playing video games, I couldn’t remember anything, and I was ready to drop out of college with only eight classes left to finish. Not to mention it was getting harder and harder to support my habit. Not only was it financially draining, but it was also physically and emotionally getting to be too much. That’s when I realized it would be easier to change my life that to maintain my drug habit.

That’s when I made the decision to put myself into a drug treatment center. I looked at all my options. I called treatment center after treatment center, asking what they offered, what it would cost, and most importantly, I wanted to hear if the people on the other end of the phone really cared. Most treatment centers wanted over $20,000 for the first month, and I knew I needed at least three months to get the treatment I needed. When I finally called Bibett, I knew I had found the right place. The price was great, and the individualized care and environment they offered their clients were superb.

I entered the program and jumped head in. Bibett worked on some key issues that caused my drug use because the drugs were just a symptom of much bigger problems. I did everything that was asked of me, and I actually enjoyed myself there. How many people do you know say they enjoyed recovering from drugs, but I did. I know for a fact that had I gone to any other treatment center, I wouldn’t have accomplished much. I’m the kind of person that would have walked out of a treatment center, but I never felt that way at Bibett.

I’m back home now and no longer a prisoner of drugs. I can go on vacation and business trips without having to quit for a few days and feel like crap. I enjoy all the small things in life that I used to take for granted.

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