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I loved my rehab

Discussion in 'Share Your Rehab Experience' started by DaniMiranda, Oct 29, 2014.

  1. DaniMiranda

    DaniMiranda Member

    I really did. It was a crazy and emotional roller coaster of an experience, but I didn't want to leave when all was said and done. It was not fancy by any standards. Very home-like as a matter of fact. Our rooms were quaint as we were able to personalize them. The eating area reminded me of high school...so did the food. Needless to say the people were anything but "high school." They were welcoming, supportive and many were just like me. I am grateful for the experience.
  2. Jen S.

    Jen S. Guest

    Really glad to hear that, @DaniMiranda
    Did you do an outpatient program after you left?
  3. Nick W.

    Nick W. Community Listener Community Listener

    I don't want this to sound stupid but have you ever experienced someone who was seemingly addicted to rehab? I know a few people that seem to really love the place, the people, and the atmosphere. They talk about it like it was a vacation, or like it's their home, and that the real world is only a temporary place. What do you think Jen?
  4. dinomarino1

    dinomarino1 Member

    rehab was not so much of me cleaning myself up but having a self realization as to why i was in the situation in the first place. I found out it wasn't worth all the trouble and heartache i was causing. the thought of torturing my family made it so i never wanted to touch the stuff again
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  5. DaniMiranda

    DaniMiranda Member

    Outpatient was never an option for me and I don't know why. It was graduate from inpatient rehab then go to a halfway house or go home. I went home, but without any follow up services. I know that I still needed more guidance instead of choosing to release myself into the world. I was fine for a little while, but then the drinking came back...and stayed.
  6. DaniMiranda

    DaniMiranda Member

    I was only in rehab once and it was a very positive experience for me. While there, I did notice a pattern that many people followed. During group discussions people would tell stories of how they had been there multiple times. I would also notice that it was those few that didn't take rehab seriously. That acted as if we're a resort.
  7. bourge_21

    bourge_21 Senior Contributor

    If what you are saying about some rehabs are true, then they would not be that effective in their goals. If the experience was more of a vacation, the rehab people would prefer getting in there for quite some time until they are satisfied with the experience. But I guess more rehabs out there have stricter interests.
  8. LifeOrDeath

    LifeOrDeath Member

    I am glad to hear that you had a pleasant experience with rehab. I think it's crucial for everyone to realize that rehab is there to help you. Some people seem to associate it with failure and that's the worst thing anyone can do if they need help. I know quite a few friends who went to rehab and they had nothing but positive things to say about it. It changed their lives and they are glad to have accepted help.
  9. frogsandlegos

    frogsandlegos Active Contributor

    Glad you had a positive experience! Thanks for sharing as this will encourage others who are considering rehab.
    KUDOS to you for posting here and respecting yourself enough to get the help you needed.
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  10. GoodReplays

    GoodReplays Member

    That sounds great, you are an encouraging and inspirational person to all people from all walks of life! Thank you for taking your time and sharing this wonderful news with us!
  11. tasha

    tasha Community Listener Community Listener

    REHAB HAS AN UGLY PICTURE PAINTED TO IT BUT IT IS ALL GOOD AND YOU DO GET SOMETHING OUT OF IT WHEN YOU ARE FINISHED. THE TRICK IS TO GO TO OUTPATIENT TOO AND HAVE MEETINGS OR GROUPS TO GO TO AS WELL, SO THAT YOU CAN STICK WITH THE SOBER ATTITUDE AND CONTINUE ON TO BE HEALTHY AND LIVE A HAPPY AND ADDICTION FREE LIFE.
  12. stariie

    stariie Community Champion

    I think it's great that you liked your rehab. I think that it is very telling when you say that it was very homelike. If home really resonates with us and is important to us, when things remind of us of how home "should" be (if home was not a good place) or how home actually was (if home was a nice place), that sense of home, family and support can really help in the healing process.
  13. wulfman

    wulfman Senior Contributor

    Well that is very nice to hear. Both sides deserve credit. You for being optimistic about everything and getting yourself better and the program coordinators for making the place comfortable and fun to take part in.
  14. DancingLady

    DancingLady Community Champion

    That is really encouraging to hear that you had such a good experience and that there are such good treatment centers out there. It sounds like you found a place that was very well set up and had staff that was genuinely interested in the success of the people coming through their doors. I hope you get a chance to share your experience with many others who need to hear that encouragement to help them make the decision to go and get help.
  15. ExpertAdvice

    ExpertAdvice Active Contributor

    I'm really happy about this. I'm happy that you went to Rehab, got out, and that you're never going back, right? :) By the way, what you did check in for?
  16. kfontroy

    kfontroy Active Contributor

    That is so great! Definitely an encouraging story to share! Keep up the great work!
  17. kfontroy

    kfontroy Active Contributor

    yes I have seen that quite a few times and it is really sad. The best I guess you can do is support them emotionally and be patient.
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  18. Nick W.

    Nick W. Community Listener Community Listener

    Yeah, I just get wary of situations where addicts are replacing one addiction with another. Or, if they are using something that is supposed to be short term, as a more long term solution. Rehab is a tool, not a way of life.
  19. Davienna

    Davienna Community Champion

    Awesome, it is great that you had a good experience there because if you did not it would have been so traumatizing and that would not have been a very good thing now. You can share your story to encourage others that it is not an awful place as many may think. This may boost others to seek out a suitable rehab and take a vacation:)
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  20. Determined2014

    Determined2014 Senior Contributor

    That is real good, I wish that more rehab's made people feel the way that one made you feel, it would encourage more people to willingly get help.