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My tipping point.

 

In recovery speaking.

I didn’t know that I had a problem until somebody told me I had a problem.

acceptance

Yep, this is The Big One.

 

Before anyone can truly help themselves, they need to accept that they have a problem and then decide they want to find a way out. For real.

the road to recovery

"I was so wrapped up in my own addiction I'd lost the ability to be step back to figure it out for myself. I think sometimes it takes someone who's been through it to help someone who's going through it. For me, I had to first decide it was time to try."

 

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What is detox?

 

In recovery speaking.

Detox is like hell on earth.

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Alcohol detox?

 

In recovery speaking.

I went cold turkey and could have died. There are two drugs that you can die from in detox…

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detox

Detox is short for detoxification -- getting the toxins out of your system, or at least neutralizing them, before treatment can begin.

When you begin down the road towards recovery, your first step will be detoxification,  to give your body time to rid itself of traces of the substance. This typically takes about a week as you're guided through through the process with the support of a medical professional or treatment center.

Improper detoxification off of alcohol and off of bvenzodiazepines ("benzos”) run the highest risks of fatality.

 

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