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Rehab Stories

I am a very curious student about addiction, so if my questions are inapropriate or out of place in this forum by all means say so and i will stop.    I have just grown up around addicts and seen how they can be (how ever by no means the worst they can be).     This is purely curiosity but do any of you have any rehab stories?   any great doctors, bad doctors, and why?   who helped you the most and are there any changes you would like to see in the style of rehabs or at least the ones you have been to?
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haha yea but i like to think that my biggest attribute is that im not judgemental.    and there was no reason for me to blow up at you
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u r so sweet..u will be a big help to people ......u seem to be understanding already and u didnt blow up at me...so u have some patience and trust me if u go into that profession u will need it lol........pm me if u would like ......i have to log off in a few......
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no no no no no adhd meds for me are a godsend not a negative.  yes they are hard to get off of but they are for the most part safe and if it wasnt for them i would still be an angry ignorant kid.   they allow me to concentrate and be civil with my friends they are a god send
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oh no its totally fine i would have said the same thing.     i didnt want off of it my doctors wanted to see if i had grown out of the meds and i really hadnt.   i actually know just about nothing about ritalin withdraw on purpose
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Please pop in on the ADHD forum and tell your story there. There are many parents on the board that are drugging their children, and they have no idea what they are actually doing. My son is ADHD and we decided against drug theray for similar reasons that you describe. He was 8 and went through hell when I took of mods.
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oh im so sorry...i didnt know...see u should have told me lol.......ive heard that ritalin is very hard to w/d from.......why did u want off it?......again im sorry i was jus trying to give u something to think about......
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actually i do know what withdraw is like.    not to the extent of someone addicted to cocaine but i definately do know what its like.    i have been taking ritalin every day since i was 6 years old.     when i dont have it i feel like ****.    i get extremely hot, cant stop eating, irritable, sensitive to light and migrainy.   i tried not taking it over a summer and it was the worst two weeks i have ever had.    i dont take more than prescribed nor do i want to, but during that two weeks i couldnt do it and i had to start taking the meds again, partially because we realized that i still needed it for concentration partially because i just didnt wanna keep feeling that way.    so i actually do know what its like to go through withdraw to a smaller extent
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im glad u wanna help fight addiction ......im not trying to be mean or discouraging but u dont knoww hat its like unless uve been addicted...again not trying to be mean just speaking from expierience...i too was antidrug and thought i could help everyone and truly did not understand addiction at all......i always thought why dont they just stop ?u know...then i got addicted....totally different story......u actaully get physically sick when u dont have ur meds...the meds i was addicted to was as close to herion w/d as they come....like i said pure hell....do u think u could talk to someone and understand what they r feeling when they r say on their 3 rd day of w/d c/t?......something to think about......u seem to feel very strongly about this and im very proud of u for wantig to help i just wanted to give u something to think about...again not being an *******....just honest
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i have a sixth sence for most people.    i can talk on the phone with people having never met them before and be able to tell them a lot of their history when they were talking about blue skys and butterflys, mind you im not always accurate but probably about 90% of the time i am.     i got my 15 year old friend to quit and stay off of alcohol at 11 and have helped a fair amount of my friends through it since.   i am a skateboarder (i know not all skateboarders do drugs and drink but most of them do) so i am around it every day, not to mention my family.   ive just seen how easily addiction can screw up peoples lives and i wanna help fight it.    people seem to open up to me a lot and i love it, so i figure why not try rehab, where it will be a challenge to get people to open up and want to get better.    i know it must sound like im romanticizing it but i have done my research i know what its really like.
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thankfully my kids r older 12 and 6 so they r pretty independant...plus my hubby usually takes most of the responsibility for them i hate to say.....u see im disabled i walk with a cane or walker and on bad days im in a wheel chair or bed.......my kids just thought mom had the flu plus they r unfortunately used to me being sick so it wasnt much of a change for them.... but i think that the meds were actually making me sicker and making my pain tolerance very low.....i do better now without pills that i did with them...weird..like today i actaully went for a walk in the woods....i knwo thats not much but for me it was a huge accomplishment......sorry im rambling i do thatlol.....what has made u decide to go into being a dr for rehab?
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I have been on all sides of this. Been in 5 rehabs years ago for heroin. Worked at a rehab for 3 years while clean from heroin. The best program was the Relapse section at White Deer Run. They got me clean from heroin for good. Its been 8 years. And this month it will be 8 months clean from pain pills after a 2 year run for legit pain from fibromyalgia. This site got me clean from pills. Plus a 10 day detox with Sub.
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thank you.      how did you handle detoxing cold turkey with your kids around? how did they react to it?  
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sweetie i know ur not an addict......by help i meant offering my story to u....lol......wishing u luck on the dr thing.......
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its not really helping me im not an addict how ever i do most likely have the gene for it because a good portion of my extended family are alcoholics but my mother and father arent.    i want to become a doctor for rehab so thats why im so curious
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anytime hunny!  
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thanks now i have the big head   lmao
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i quit cold turkey,.....was pure hell to say the least....i was on a high dose of oxycontin 80mg 3-6 a day....lucky to be alive....my biggest motivator at first was  my girls.....then this forum...my husband also got clean from the same drug and amount as i did also cold turkey.......but what really opened my eyes as to how bad it was was when i didnt have enuff money to buy groceries i know thta sounds crazy to some but for me i was like ok thois is it u know.....i cant do this anylonger......my kids will not suffer because im an addict....thats what really woke me up....so i started doing some research online about quitting and thats whne i found this life saving site....the rest is history lol....im glad to answer any ?'s u have and help u in any way possible
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Thats AMAZING GIRL!  YOU DESERVE A BIG HECKKK YEAHHHHHH

YOU ARE DOING IT..

YOU ARE PROOF THAT IT WORKS

YOU ARE THE MAN!! YEAHHHHHHHHH
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im not surprised.    people are the best cure for things like these.    how did you quit if i may?   like what motivated you, what was your trigger etc?    feel free not to answer im just an overly curious person
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over 2months clean from an oxycontin addiction...i have to say this forum changed my life.......the people here saved me.......this forum is my rehab
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that was a horrible doctor your right.   i hate it when people look down on addicts because what they don't realize is that they could do no different if they had an addicts shoes and an addicts predispositions.    and thats amazing that you have been off of cocaine for that long im very very happy to hear that
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Went to rehab for cocaine 10 years ago and was truly ready to quit and havent touched it since!!
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No rehab stories, I have never done this in an organized manner. Some doctor stories. One in particular that kept me on gobs of narcs and benzos even after I said "I think I've been taking too much hydrocodone too long". Then when I finally od'd and was transported unconscious in respiratory arrest he dumped me as a patient in the ER. I was still fully hypoxic when he was yelling at me. Seems to me that he should have been more professional.
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