I started drinking at an early age. Before I realized, I was addicted to alcohol. I wanted to distract myself but every night I ended up drinking in the solitary confinement of my room. I stole money from my parents, I borrowed money from my friends, I sold my phone and eventually I sold my soul. I started carrying a small bottle with me because at times I had the sudden urge to consume alcohol.
I wanted to study in a premier engineering college but my dreams were shattered the day I failed in the class 12th examination. Instead of mending my ways, I started drinking as well as taking drugs. I was jolted back to reality the day I almost lost my life. I was scared and confused but I decided to confess to my parents. Instead of abandoning me, my parents decided to help me out. After discussing my case with a renowned doctor, they took me to Safe House Wellness Retreat.
Initially, I was sceptical and embarrassed. I didn’t want to be treated like a patient but I was relieved to find that the counsellors and staff were very warm and helpful. I kept myself immersed in the various books available in the well-equipped library of Safe House. I also kept myself physically active by playing badminton. The staff made sure that I had my meals on time. There were days when I used to feel very anxious and shunned food. The counsellors helped me to overcome the anxiety and feel normal.
Gradually I started feeling better. My health improved and my mind was calmer. The anxiety attacks reduced. After a few months, I was ready to go back to my regular life.
Today I lead a normal life which is free of alcohol and drugs. I’m thankful to Safe House for counselling me and believing in me. I would like to recommend this place to anyone was wants to break free from the chains of addiction and come back to normalcy.