Have You Ever Been in Rehab for Alcohol or Drug Addiction?

Question by smiles: Have you ever been in rehab for alcohol or drug addiction?
How did it change you life? What did you learn from the experience?

Best answer:

Answer by Katie

Answer by raysny
I’ve been through 5 rehabs for alcoholism, didn’t help a bit.

They were all 12step-based (AA/NA), over 90% of rehabs in the US are. The others are mostly Narconon (Scientology-based) or heavily religion-based.

I was taught that addiction was not my fault, that I had a disease, that I was powerless to do anything about it, and only by forging a new relationship with God would I be granted a fearful, day by day recovery. It is an open joke in rehab that people pay thousands of dollars in order to learn they need “free” AA or NA meetings.

It was only by taking responsibility for my addiction that I was able to take responsibility for my recovery. No programs or groups, I just had to not pick up a drink no matter what. I am the only person that can keep me sober or get me drunk.

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