I have a story and it's still being written one day at a time! Life is always what is happening while you are making other plans. I thought for 28years that I could never get sober. My sober date is 10/06/2013. This is the day I took action and detoxed for several weeks while in treatment. I'll never forget the pain, emotionally and physically. In treatment I did anything that was asked of me. I was at a powerless state of mind and body. For once in my life I recognized my own mortality and place in the world. I couldn't do it alone. I clung to everything. Every experience taught me valuable lessons about living life, something I took for granted for years. I decided not to run anymore. I spent 6 months in long term treatment. Any less and it would not have beneficial. Rehab for me, is about changing your thinking. After all, isn't this the problem in the first place. Prove it can be done, follow with ease, make it a habit of living.