Posted by Mandybella on January 25, 2004, at 19:29:42
In reply to Re: What happens in treatment center, posted by Fallen4myT on January 25, 2004, at 18:28:16
Just to let you all know that I did it ! Went to treatment center in Pasadena, Ca--Las Enicnas Hospital. They have an excellent program for chemically dependent and also a program for dual diagnosis(people with mental illness and chemical adddiction). I went on dual diagnosis floor since I also have depression and anxiety.
They took me off ambien and klonopin (I had been taking 2mg a day of klonopin for anxiety). Although I did not abuse klonopin, I learned that I had to be off all benzos plus alchohol, etc. because I had activated my addiction gene and had to stay away from everything.
I had an excellent therapist and doctor and the groups everyday helped me process a lot. Everyone kept expecting me to seizure as I detoxed, but I had no major problems. I learned a great deal and am determined to never relapse.
I am now 21 days clean of all substances and it is a great feeling!!! I know I need to be always in the maintenance phase and can never take even one pill because it will start the cravings. I believe I can do it. I believe in God and I think I now have a second chance to get on with my life. Thanks to everyone who posted and gave me support and info.