Treatment story

A gratitude story

I came to the rehabilitation program in March 2002, reluctantly. I thought I needed 30 days of program and I'd be fine. Thinking I'd done enough work over the previous five years to just snap back into normality. Even though I'd lost count on how many rehabs and detox programs I'd done over the past 10 years. Of course, I knew best.

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My story

I believe looking back on my past that I had addict behaviours from an early age. From the age of five I was stealing money from my father and became very secretive and withdrawn. Growing up without a mother in my life full time had an impact on how I related to women. A large amount of my friends were male because I felt that I got on better with them.

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“My story” in brief

I didn't start using heroin until I was 29 years old. I went on a pharmacotherapy program one year later and stayed on it for over 13 years. At the age of 36 I was involved in an explosion and my daily dose was increased. I also began taking prescribed sedatives and continued taking them until six months prior to entering another program.

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Richard’s story

Well, before I came to this treatment, I was a very lost person and pretty messed up. Always depending on drugs and this was not just to get stoned but also to live and associate and just to fit in. I always felt alone. And because of this, it caused me to go into a depression state, which caused me to go deeper into my drug use.

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