To rehab or not!

Hi all!!

A very special friend of mine (I can’t say the name) is on their way to rehab today for a long stay at getting sober.  I can’t tell you how happy I am.  This person was highly addicted to narcotics (the stronger the better) and it ruined their family, almost to the point of no return.  This step, agreeing to go to rehab was a very hard decision for them.  I only wish this person the BEST LIFE HAS TO OFFER, and when you return you will have a loving supporting family to return to, and they will have saved your life, so be well, get well and get home and START LIFE!!! 🙂 🙂
The reason I’m posting this is I know all too well about being addicted.  I’ve been addicted to everything you can imagine, and if you’ve read my book you will know.  At one point I was taking 60 vicodin a day.  In 2008 I’m very happy to say I became clean in the SAME rehab facility my friend went to.
I can’t express enough that if you have an addiction, no MATTER WHAT IT IS, GET HELP.  Your family will be more supportive and loving if you “COME CLEAN” and tell them the truth.  People think they can keep using, or the next time they buy they will get it under a more controlled routine so they can start getting off whatever it is.  They think cutting back and slowly going off it will work.  IT DOES’NT!!!

I had been addicted to “SOMETHING” since I was 12yrs. old, I’m sure a lot of you my age know what “BLACK BEAUTIES” and “YELLOW JACKETS” are 🙂  Back then that was the drug of choice and it was REAL SPEED!  But then I graduated to other uppers then downers to counteract the uppers.  So I’m posting this in the hopes that if someone reads this it might NUDGE them or make them see themselves and go get HELP.
If you do you can always come to me for support.

I speak once a month at this rehab hospital on my book’s story (which involves my addiction throughout my life and how it contributed to me ending up in a POW camp in Iran right after 9/11).  And so many people come to me after the talk and are crying saying I changed their life and you have NO IDEA HOW GREAT THAT MAKES ME FEEL!!! The sales of my books in the gift shop doesn’t excite me, although the profits go to this rehab place.  What excites me is that maybe my story actually motivated someone who wasn’t 100% into getting clean to reach that level where they became that dedicated.  Speaking at that hospital (I don’t get paid I’m a volunteer) is one of the most cathartic times that I have when dealing with what happened to me in Iran.

Sorry so long, but in a synopsis GET HELP, GET CLEAN love yourself and love your family.   It couldn’t get any worse than it is for you right now at this moment if you decide to try this. The only way up is directly to rehab .
GOD BLESS! Lori

****PLEASE SHARE YOUR STORIES (IF YOUR COMFORTABLE DOING IT) WITH OUR READERS.  I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR HOW YOU HAVE DEALT WITH GETTING AND STAYING CLEAN.  DO YOU CONSTANTLY HAVE URGES OR HAS IT SUBSIDED, HOW LONG DID IT TAKE FOR THAT TO HAPPEN?  I WOULD APPRECIATE THOSE THAT ARE WILLING TO SHARE THEIR STORY AND IT MIGHT EVEN HELP ANOTHER MAKE A DECISION THAT WOULD ONLY IMPROVE THEIR LIFE!!!

 

My book “Lori’s Song” is available on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/1432738291/?tag=viewbookat0e-20  

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5 thoughts on “To rehab or not!

  1. Lori I cannot wait to order your book and read it. I became addicted to pain meds I guess it was right after my daughter was born which was 22 years ago. I had a wonderful husband who loved me very much. After her birth…a c-section, I got pneumonia then a kidney stone and ended up on pain medicine, Tussionex cough medicine, whatever I get my hands on. I lost everything after fighting this addiction for 2 years. My home, my child, my husband, my job. If I had it I lost it. My addiction went on for 15 years. I tried Methadone secretly, but everyone knew I was on something. I basically became a body with no soul walking around. To make a long story short. I had heard about Suboxone. To everyone else it was just another drug. But it saved my life and the person who I was on the inside. I took it for a year before my family realized I was on it. They had no idea I had been on it for a year. They were amazed that this saved my life and brought me back to the person I once was. I would encourage anyone who has an addiction problem with opioids to give it a try. It just may save your life. It saved mine. I now have my family back. My daughter whom I love so much is now 22 and my best friend. I never expected this to happen to me, but it did. It can happen to anyone. And there is hope!

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    • Kelly, I AM SO HAPPY TO HEAR YOUR STORY. I agree, while I probably shouldn’t be taking the maximum four a day since 2008, I can’t tell you how much pain it has helped me be relieved of. I just got my legal marijuana card and bought some edibles, I don’t like the high of feeling stupid, not remembering words and just tired all the time to forget about pain for a little while before I have to take more. Don’t think this is going to be worth it’s weight…so to speak. 🙂
      But please share your story on every website you can, get the word out. God Bless Kelly!

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  2. I’m fascinated by your call, Lori. (Un)Fortunately I don’t have much experience with drugs in the regular kind of word… I did have a boyfriend once who liked drinking… but after realizing his love for alcohol would always be stronger than me, I decided to leave…
    I heard later he did really bad after I was gone but found a nice girl who was able to help him. Apparently I wasn’t the right one for that.

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  3. Lori, notonly has your book changed the lives of so many readers, but what you’re doing today to help others through speeches and just being there for them is proof that all you suffered was pointing you this way and as bad as it was, the help you’re passing on is really worth it.

    Love, Micki

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    • Thank you Micki. And your story is helping thousands of people deal with a tragedy of losing a loved one while forgiving someone that would be hard to forgive. your a strong woman Micki and a very fine MENTOR! Thank you so much, I need to hear these things from you, it really gives my insecurities a one up 🙂 Bless you and love ya girl!

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