A friend of mine recommended that I watch Breaking Bad. Do you all watch it? A guy with cancer starts manufacturing and distributing methamphetamine when he worries that his family will not be provided for when he passes away.
For those who don’t know this about me, I have not always been Happy-Go-Lucky Bill. I haven’t always run the dance studio, and I haven’t always been a good member of society. My life was completely different prior to my time spent in meth treatment.
A decade of my life was devoted to my methamphetamine addiction. I lost good years with my family and friends. While smoking away the pain, I smoked away every positive part of my life and my personality.
I tell you this because watching Breaking Bad reminded me of how far I have come. If I had not entered treatment when I did, I would have completely destroyed every ounce of creativity I had, and I don’t think I’d be able to teach kids.
I was basically to the point where it was jail or rehab.
As I searched for meth addiction recovery solutions, I found many places claiming to “cure addiction.” I wasn’t sure what was right for me at all. My sister helped me make phone calls and find the right drug rehab center for my addiction.
For me, ninety days in residential treatment, meaning I lived where I received therapeutic attention, and then thirty days of outpatient treatment while living in a sober residence started my road to recovery.
Although around half of methamphetamine users relapse within the first six months of sobriety, I heard that statistic at a Crystal Meth Anonymous (CMA) meeting, I have never touched the stuff again.
My participation in CMA bridged the gap between my stint in rehab and my return to “normal life.”
My mission, that I have chosen to accept, is to help the next generation of meth users to prevent addiction and treat it once use has reached the addiction level.
Meth is one heck of a drug, ya’ll and stopping use requires treatment! Feel free to comment below or ask questions. Chao!
Blog Post By:Jared Friedman
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