I hope it helps other people to understand, to know that they’re not alone and to see that it is possible to come through using drugs and rebuild a life
(PRWeb UK) June 16, 2010
Steve started taking cocaine with friends when he was 18; over the next ten years he lost everything and was more than £100,000 in debt, all spent on the drug, before a breakdown forced him into treatment.
He kept a journal every day for the three months he spent in rehab – each day a new entry will be published on http://www.trusttheprocess.org/blog so that others can follow his journey and understand more about what cocaine did to him and how rehab and recovery feels.
Cocaine had a big impact on Steve’s life: “When I started taking cocaine, I thought it was a pretty harmless way to enhance my nights out with friends but that wasn’t how it turned out for me. I must have spent more than £200,000 on cocaine and it almost cost me everything. By the time I was 22, I was using it every day behind closed doors and borrowing money that I couldn’t pay back just to buy more,” he said.
Steve is releasing his journal to show others the reality of addiction and treatment: “I reached my lowest point and finally told people what was going on. Two days later, I was in treatment at TTP in Luton and I’ve been clean ever since but it wasn’t easy. I kept a journal every day of my treatment and now I’m sharing that so that other people can see what rehab feels like. I hope it helps other people to understand, to know that they’re not alone and to see that it is possible to come through using drugs and rebuild a life,” he explained.
To see Steve’s rehab diary, visit http://www.trusttheprocess.org/blog on 16 June 2010 and return for daily updates over the next three months.