My problem drinking had been affecting my life for many years. I had tried rehab previously and it worked for a short while. Then I secretly started using drugs instead, hiding it from my friends & family until drugs weren’t enough, and I picked up a drink again.
I had a problem with cocaine which turned into a full-blown addiction. Being in a high-pressure job in marketing and having to socialise lunchtimes and most evenings it quickly became a way of life and I was taking cocaine just to get the day started.
When I first came to the residential rehab centre, my head and thoughts were up in the clouds for nearly 2 weeks and my anxiety was through the roof, but as the days went by, I started to come back into myself. It is so nice now to wake up and have a different perspective on things.