This is great new Jaysen! What kind of facility was it? A rehab facility?
It was a rehab / hospital where once you check yourself in, or once someone else checks you in you can't get out until the docs say you're okay. Kind of like being in jail only no drugs, no prison tatts and no sex. Oh and they actually care about you too! lol. It was great, truly a great experience. I fought it at first but gave in and accepted the fact that I needed the help, it was the best thing I ever did. The only regret I have is that I didn't make the decision and check in myself... it took a series of very drastic events that lead up to a friend basically hauling my ass over there. This is the longest I've ever been sober and it feels pretty damn good. The best part is I actually like myself. I can look at myself in a mirror, I can get on my bike and drive down the coast without worrying about an accident, I wake up in the morning with a clear head and memory what happened the night before, I don't find any tattoos, piercings or marks on my body and wonder where the hell I got them, I can eat and not feel sick or guilty and I don't feel like I have anything to prove to anyone anymore. The place itself is pretty isolated, even if you were able to break out and jump the wall you'd have a real hard time getting to a main road before they found you! lol. The first few weeks there is something I never want to go through again, withdrawl from a variety of drugs including heroin and alcohol, there was nothing I could do but just go through it, nothing in the room to hurt myself with, no way to get out, just had to deal, no choice. After that it was daily therapy and group activities, supervised lunch time, endless meetings with the therapist, nutritionist, etc. AA meetings, NA meetings... you name it. I met a ton of really good people there, a lot of sad stories but a lot of happy endings.