61 Days

It’s now been 61 days since I have been clean. I am still at the rehab center. I am glad that I am still not allowed to leave. I would have definitely gone out seeking drugs if I was let loose.

There were times when I would argue with the lovely nurses and doctors, saying that I was good to go and didn’t need their help anymore.

Luckily they knew better and didn’t listen to me. I don’t think they’re legally allowed to listen to me anyways.

I have met some really nice people since I have been in here. It’s great having such a wonderful support group. Now I know why support groups are praised so highly in the getting better community.

I’m not permanently cooped inside by any means. We have a basketball league within the center that’s a lot of fun. There are about 30 of us that play in it, so 6 teams of 5. It’s been a lot of fun. Really reminds me of how much I loved playing hoops when I was a kid.

I always wanted to be like Wilt Chamberlain, but I never grew to be so tall! For you youngsters out there, Wilt was a site to behold. I got to see him play 5 times in Philly. It was amazing. I’ll never forget that.

Anyways, I’ve heard talk of the rehab joining a program with America’s Vet Dogs to bring aspiring vet dogs to the rehab center so we can help raise them. They say that the dogs will help us through our battle to overcome our additions. I love dogs and am really looking forward to it. I hope it happens.