Hi everyone, My Name is Brandon and I am an addict. Clean from drugs and alcohol for a little over a year. I suffered from addiction (drug addiction, alcoholism) for longer than I care to remember and getting clean and sober was the best thing I ever did. I’d like to share with you how it all started and how I choose from the 14500 different addiction treatment programs in the USA without going crazy. Additionally, I outline the Seven Keys to not getting fooled by treatment centers.
A year ago I was contemplating death. I felt broken and lost. I just wanted all the pain and disappointment to end. I had made such a mess of things. The truth was the drugs and alcohol no longer made me feel good, it was no longer “fun”. I felt I had only two choices, continue slowly killing myself, one pill, one drink, one toke at a time or get help immediately.
Mostly what I wanted to know when calling these addiction treatment centers was how they could help with my withdrawal symptoms and cravings. I realized I could not do it alone and needed to get away from my current environment. Thank God, treatment helped me with that and they were able to relieve my withdrawal symptoms and cravings in the first couple of days. I was amazed.
The worst part was the voices in my head blaming every situation, every person and myself for my addiction and my choices. Then telling myself it’s going to be different this time – but no matter what I did it always ended the same, pain, suffering and desperation. I could not even look myself in the face. I was lost. But everything changed in a moment.
I stand before you today a different man, the monkey off my back, happy, joyous and free, living a life beyond my wildest dreams. I have traveled the world and pursued my dreams, Rebuilt my relationships, it’s been an incredible journey.Brandon