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Old 05-02-2008, 10:32 AM
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Well guys tomorrow I go off to treatment. I really don't know what to feel. I am "excited" because hopefully I will get better but on the other hand I really don't want to feel like I am giving up my freedom for 5 weeks. Oh well, what can you do?

Thanks to everyone here who has been supportive and helped me through tough situations. Hopefully you will hear back from me in about 5 or so weeks.

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Old 05-02-2008, 10:35 AM
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All the best to you. I didn't like being 'in treatment' but after it was over I realized it was all for my own good.:ghug
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Old 05-02-2008, 10:37 AM
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Actually, you are about to experience an awesome gift.
You have 5 weeks to focus on nothing but yourself and your sobriety.
Use your time well and enjoy every experience that comes with it.

Hugs to ya!
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Old 05-02-2008, 10:45 AM
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I'll be:praying for you, no sweat It will be a piece of cake
I could Identified when you said about having your freedom
taken away,but look at the bright side you are doing this for you
to get better, it's funny cause just the other day I was wishing I
could just give my self to a in-patient program, but one I can't no
medical coverage so I had to do this If you know
what I mean but I want it to get away from my Family don't get me wrong I love them to death but they don't understand about recovery or anything else,so you are very Bless and fortunate,count your Blessing Kiddo,God Bless you & God Speed with you.
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It may feel like you are losing your freedom but you will actually be learning a whole new kind of freedom- without the need for drugs/alcohol!

Going to treatment is pretty scary but for me it turned out to be the beginning of the best part of my life.
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Old 05-02-2008, 02:26 PM
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Jes,

That's excellent! Good job! It's scary at first, but like others have said, it's a unique opportunity to really take the time to focus on yourself and the work you need to do. I look forward to hearing more from you when you return.

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Old 05-02-2008, 02:38 PM
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Hi Jes,

I understand how you feel like you're giving up your freedom, but you are giving yourself the best gift you possibly could.
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Old 05-02-2008, 04:16 PM
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All the best, Jes.
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Old 05-03-2008, 12:38 AM
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Jes, I'm so happy that you are able to go into treatment and get the help that so many other people are literally dying to get.

I have to agree with the others who said that you are about to get the gift of a lifetime, your life back.

To me, losing my freedom would be to go back to prison where this disease took me already, I've already been in the institutions, there's only one more freedom left for me to loose.

And I'm just not ready for that quite yet.

Please get everything you can out of treatment. It's literally your life you are talking about.

I'll Keep you in my Prayers,
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Old 05-03-2008, 01:12 AM
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see ya when you get back, Jes!
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Hey all!

I was digging around and found all my previous posts...Wow. Nothing like taking it back to what it used to be like.

Anyway. I am no longer in treatment and the 5 weeks turned into 20 months...but all in all I am still sober and getting back on my feet! Thanks to all who replied. There is hope!
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Thanks for the update Jes

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Thanks for the update, and congrats on the 20 months!!

Hugs and prayers!

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That is really amazing. Congrats.
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Old 02-20-2010, 08:22 PM
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Thanks guys. You know digging around all my previous posts was shocking! So much has changed since then....

I encourage anyone who is struggling to keep on truckin' . Life does and will go on, but its better when not hazed over with alcohol!
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Old 02-21-2010, 05:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Jes23 View Post
Hey all!

I was digging around and found all my previous posts...Wow. Nothing like taking it back to what it used to be like.

Anyway. I am no longer in treatment and the 5 weeks turned into 20 months...but all in all I am still sober and getting back on my feet! Thanks to all who replied. There is hope!
WOO HOO!!!!!!

Jes, I noticed that your first post up there was from 2008, that's about the time I joined this site and had just got out of treatment. I'm now approaching 2 1/2 years.

So, so, so, so glad to see that treatment worked for you and YOU are now approaching your two years, VERY AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!

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