they consider everything DOC's or drug of choice. Be it pot, speed, heroin, alcohol they are all DOC's. If you try to tell the churchies that their church is also a drug, they get a release of endorphins from attending. They will have you hung drawn and quatered on the spot.
My theory, and they are all theories, nobody has the ' answer ', is we all have a crutch, something we lean on when we need it. Be it, drugs, alcohol, sex, church, spouses, work, etc etc we all rely on someone or something. Someplaces give this a nasty title like 'addiction' then label you an addict with no distiction between. if you smoke pot or take H it doesn't matter you are an evil druggie.
I drunk like a fish, shoved needles in my viens, but i did not have a problem with alcohol nor drugs. I had/have a problem with addiction. I can get addicted to anything the internet, computer games, my work, drugs, sex and more sex. Personally and this only works for me and i am not saying this is your or anydody elses answer. I choose what i consider to be the lesser of my evils to use as a crutch. POT. I still enjoy the others but not to the point of dependance...... 'Oh i can't get out of bed without my fix'or I need a snort to start the day.
Remember, your view of your consumption determines your label. pot smoker or drug addict, drinker or alcoholic. They want you to identify yourself with the label. They love the idea you abuse drugs to escape reality and they are here to save you from yourself. One councellor said to me "do you know what SOBER stand for Son Of a Bitch, Everything's Real. And I am here to help you deal with that reality" I stood up and told him that "this reality is mine fuckwit and you ain't living it so piss off out of my reality" that got me a big BLACK cross.
In short, do the program but don't become programmed
They like to push people's buttons to get a reaction. Don't react, well not in front of them if you do it shows how emotionally weak you are and that you may need more intensive treatment. Like 9 mths
Say YES and NO at all the right times. Have them tick all the right boxes
If you do have net access, don't even use it. One click of the mouse in the wrong box and Ta Ta
DO NOT stir shit. Shit has a habit of rolling down hill and you're at the bottom
Once they are satisfied that you understand that you have a problem (whether you do or not)
They become satisfied that they have helped you deal with your problem. They are your saviours
It makes them feel good about themselves.
I say all this shit now and wish like hell I had followed my own advice back then.
So long as we learn something from each experience, that experience isn't wasted.
Good luck with it, if we don't hear from you for 4 mths, I'll presume you went back to the big house.
Don't let it get to you. You are still your own person
There's only one way I get my 'greens'
and it ain't by eating them.
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survivors too..god bless em
More compassion in this world is what we need!