It all started innocently enough. I was having chronic issues with arthritis in my back. Things finally reached a point where the pain was unbearable for longer periods of time. That’s when my doctor decided in lieu of trying to resolve the arthritis issues, it was time to start using prescription pain medications to ease the pain. At first, I took my medication as my doctor prescribed. I have to admit I was a bit concerned about using opiates because of the recent news articles related to heroin and painkiller abuse. I also have a tendency towards addictive behavior. Just the same, I wanted relief from my pain.
The euphoria and relaxation I got from that very first pill really caught my attention. I was able to resist the temptation to take another pill until it was time, but eventually, avoiding pain was more important than following the rules. I knew I would eventually run out of medication by taking my pills too frequently. I also realized that sooner or later, I might have to increase the doses to get the desired effect. The solution was finding multiple resources for purchasing pills.
Soon, I had three doctors writing prescriptions and a street dealer who was able to fill the gaps. Dependence had set in and the ugly head of addiction was starting to appear. When the cycle of addiction finally caught up with me, my personal problems became as painful as the actual pain from arthritis. For reasons I choose not to disclose, I eventually hit rock bottom and began thinking about getting help. The questions were how and where?
How I ended up in An Opiate Drug Treatment Center in Georgia?
I live in a small community in the Northeast. Unfortunately, I have developed a bit of a negative reputation based on my addiction. When I started looking for an addiction treatment center that specialized in treating opiate addictions, I was looking into getting treatment in one of the local facilities. I even expanded my search to a couple of the larger cities in the region. During the searching process, I had this nagging feeling of anxiety and guilt. I knew I would need residential inpatient treatment and I was deeply concerned there would be problems with me getting treatment too close to home. That’s when I decided to think outside the box and think about temporarily relocating for treatment. That’s how I ended up in an opiate treatment program in Georgia.
It was a local addiction treatment specialist who told me about the benefits of getting treatment as far away from home as possible. This person was well aware there was a number of high-quality drug treatment centers located in Georgia. I had read reports that told of the quality of treatment in Florida. It made sense that a neighboring state like Georgia might also be home to some of the best treatment centers in America. The addiction treatment specialist was right about a lot of things.
Getting Away From Home Made a Big Difference
From the moment I arrived at this treatment center in Georgia, I knew I had made a solid decision, perhaps for the first time in a long time. I was feeling no pressure about the people, places and things I left behind. I knew that my drug-using friends, enablers and drug dealers would interfere with my focus. They couldn’t touch me in Georgia. Here are a few of the ways I benefited from being in a Georgia rehab:
- Bad influences couldn’t touch me because they did not know where I was. I had privacy and didn’t have to worry about being judged
- The level of care was exceptional because the best rehabs hire the best clinicians and counselors who know how to innovate new treatment methods
- The great weather and attached amenities created a relaxed atmosphere, making me more comfortable and better able to focus on therapy
- I got the opportunity to experience new things and meet new people who will somehow become part of my support system once I leave rehab
That’s how I ended up getting treatment in Georgia and all the reasons others might want to consider taking the same path to get treatment. If you are ready to get help for your addiction, we would like the opportunity to talk to you about the process and our treatment option. To get started with your recovery, please contact one of our professional staff members at 770-299-1677.