I was admitted into safe house wellness retreat to cure my drug addiction. I used to take drugs every day. When I got married I did not tell my wife about it. With time she found out and we used to fight every day. My mother also got to know about it. My wife and mother used to fight and argue with me all day all night about the same. They forced me to quit it.
One day my wife asked me to come with her. She didn’t tell me where we were going. Suddenly, I see we were in a deaddiction center called the safe house. I got very angry and tried to run away but she promised me that she wouldn’t go against my will and she only wanted me to talk to the experts.
We took an appointment and met the senior counsellor. I had a good three hours counselling session wherein I was convinced to stay at safe house for a few weeks. I took a package for a month at a good price.
When I started my stay, I felt very suffocated as I was not getting my doze of drugs without which I found very difficult to function. My counselling sessions kept happening along with my therapy. Sessions began at 7: 30 in the morning. Post which I was made to do meditation to keep my mind sane. The meditation was very helpful as it made my mind forget about drugs even though temporarily. When I craved for drugs I was given educational classes to know the good I did to my body and mind staying away from drugs. This would motivate me to not consume the drugs.
My journey was not very smooth. There were times when I retaliated but the safe house was always there to offer help. I was made to talk to a psychiatrist or a psychologist when needed. Recreational activities like swimming and yoga were added to my schedule to divert my mind.
More than anything else I think safe house wellness retreat taught me to tame my mind and not depend on any external thing for me and my family’s happiness. Today, I am proud to say that I was a patient at safe house. I am not ashamed to admit my flaws which I once had.
Undergoing the transformation, I would recommend safe house wellness retreat to every individual who is suffering from any form of addiction because it is better late than never.