Monday, December 3, 2012

Is it worth it?

Hi everyone. I realized how much I missed blogging when I was doing the November thankful post, well I realized it before then but that’s when it intensified.  

On black Friday I finally bought a laptop. Which means that I don’t have to wait to get to work to write a post, so I have added blogging into my schedule, so hopefully I will have a post once a week. I’m not promising anything but I will do my best…now if only we can talk Josh into writing a post or two we might have more!

This weekend was a tough one but I really just need to let it go and know that my higher power will work everything out. But other than that everything is pretty good in my life. Work is going good, Kelli is doing great…her Christmas program at school is tomorrow night so I am really looking forward to that.

So I was reading an article today online-“Is drug rehab worth the cost?”

*I know not everyone will agree with me, but please remember that everything that I write is my opinion*

After reading it a couple of times, I have to say that I agree with the author of this article. I do believe that drug rehab is worth the cost IF the person going to rehab actually wants to change and they are not doing it to “get people off their backs.”

I would like to mention that I have never been to a traditional rehab, the only treatment that I have received was treatment in prison, and do I feel it helped me? Very much so, but only after I opened my mind, heart, and ears. But with that being said, if I just went to prison treatment would I still be sober today? Probably not. That was not enough for me. I needed my outpatient treatment and then NA.  

But that is me, what worked for me might not work for Joe Blow. I feel that each individual PERSON is different. Now the addiction (rather it is to drugs, pills, alcohol, sex, gambling, etc.) is all the same. Addiction needs to be treated on a daily basis, as addicts we will never be cured, but there is always hope! As the NA basic text says “We suffered from a disease from which there is no known cure. It can, however, be arrested at some point and recovery is then possible.”

What do you guys think?


  1. I definitely agree with you that it is worth it, but my reasons why differ some. I believe that it is worth it no matter the reason the person goes. Many people who first enter treatment(myself included) don't WANT to stop using/are just wanting to go to satisfy the courts or family members. However, statistics show that whether a person enters treatment bc they want to stop or bc they are forced/persuaded by courts, family, etc does not change the odds of that person staying clean for a long period of time. And now I refer to your comment about "addiction needs to be treated..." and this is the one statistic that shows the greatest chances of finding and keeping long-term clean-time/recovery. :)

  2. I guess I should have put in my experience with the people that I know or that are in my family, when they go "to get people off their backs" it does not help, in fact the hardly last more then 72 hours. Now I do have to say that maybe if they would have given it a chance and stayed longer and did the program, maybe something would have sunk in, maybe?

  3. Did you know this anonymous person is me(Josh! lol)