Posted by Fallen4myT on January 25, 2004, at 19:47:43
In reply to Re: What happens in treatment center--I did it!!! » Fallen4myT, posted by Mandybella on January 25, 2004, at 19:29:42
OMG I just posted to you today and wham you DID IT,.....I am snoopy dancing for you :) I am so glad it went well and that you have made it 21 days wow..someday I pray that it is ME posting that. I suffer anxiety too and hope maybe someday when you have time you can tell us more of what and how you did it and NO seizure...too cool. I always thought they gave you Neurontin in case at a detox place..I suffer anxiety so this is such GREAT news to hear about you and also for HOPE for all of us...and think of all the cash you will save from no more meds online :)
> 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.