If you drink and use like me, you may require a physical separation from drugs and alcohol to get right. The doctor’s opinion says “We favor hospitalization for the alcoholic who is very jittery or befogged.” (xxvi:3)
It is possible to get sober without a treatment center but not for all of us.
We can choose to create the physical separation or have one forced upon us.
It will come no matter what, assuming we live.
That’s the beauty of a progressive illness.
It may be a long drawn out process. It may look like hospitalization or incarceration but I have no doubt it will come if we can survive the experience….
Get on your knees or be forced to your knees…there is only- be humble or be hobbled…no third option.
The only question is:
How much pain are you willing to subjective yourself and others to before you become willing to accept help?