Category: My old rehab notes

Detox in the psych ward

Ifyou not a frequent psych ward patient this experience can surely change your view about mental health and leave you fucking stinking like your shoe sweat after unpacking all your clothes from the transparent plastic bag that they gave you coming in and putting them on before leaving the hospital.


Because I can see through you


 
So while in rehab we had this overweight intern. She did processing group as well as ran a couple other groups for us. She was an addict herself, food addiction. I thought that we were supposed to be the broken ones there. She even read us the poem she created about addiction. How pathetic, I dont like when people go there. I always shy away, its faken awkward, but this time I was bored so I……


Am I lying to myself?

I remember when I was going to intensive outpatient program not long time ago, right after I left the rehab. The program was at the same place. We did this exercise called “listening”. We been paired in groups of two and each person had to tell three things of what they are scared happening to them in their recovery. I was paired with this obese blond women who was complaining to……


What is polysubstance abuse?


 
When people abuse more then one drug or type of drug it is called polysubstance or polydrug abuse. For example, many smokers also drink alcohol. This one form of polydrug abuse. Polydrug abuse also refers to the use of a drug to counteract an unpleasant effect produced by another drug. It may also be used to help with withdrawal from another drug. People who take……


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