Do addicts have to hit rock bottom?

Do addicts have to hit rock bottom?

      Many addicts live on the bottom, for others the rock bottom is Death 
Waiting to hit bottom is a myth

Waiting for an addict to hit rock bottom 
- is a myth
      Enabling an addict to use comfortably keeps them from finding
their emotional bottom and hurts the family and loved ones much more
      Enabling is providing an active addict with a car, a phone, housing, bail money, or an attorney to set them free to continue using 
Standing in the path of natural and logical consequences.  
Treatment is not enabling a person to use

Addiction Treatment clears the mind
Can bring Rock Bottom
Where a decision can be made 
Addiction Treatment 
can bring rock bottom 
Treatment Centers to get away from the drugs & away from the negative support group. People start to hear about hope and grace. At some point intelligence can return. Sanity resurfaces and a clear decision can be made.
The power that gives a person long term recovery is the ability to develop a deep understanding of the truth about addiction recovery.  

The decision to change, become humble, and stay clean no matter what. Has to be made everyday, one day at a time, for as long as you want to stay clean. 

Being of Service to others 
The only way to replace the thrill of addiction that is burning in one's psyche, is to humbly give service to others. This can take many forms. It takes therapy time and brain chemistry stabilization time to really understand this concept on a gut level. It can be done. Hundreds of thousands of clean addicts are living this way all over the globe.

If you can't believe this can work for you. 
Just believe that it is working for us and feel better. 

One man's story of pain,   

to Olympic Hopeful, 
to Prison, 
to Addiction Treatment 
to Recovery & a life of Service

For the past 28 years my life was centered on me, myself, and I.
It was based on pride, self-seeking and denial.
I was caught up in a world of self-destruction.
I blamed my pitiful condition and constant returns to prison on anything but me.

I Born in 1964, by a woman who left me at the age of 2 and my sister age 1 at Orangewood Children's Home. We were eventually given into the custody of my step-father, who happened to be my sister’s Biological Father.

He raised us in what we called a Barrio, in Anaheim. As a child, I remember being exposed to sexual content, was sexually molested by a female cousin, and one of the boys from the neighborhood, I was abused physically, mentally, and emotionally. 

Not all was bad, I was given the opportunity to get involved with athletics, and I excelled in boxing. This was my outlet from all the chaos that was going on at home. 

My Father was an addict, and I guess he loved me in the best way he knew how. 

At the age of 13, well into getting prepared for the 1980 Olympics, my arm was broken. Little did I know at the time, that if it wasn't for that freak accident, I wouldn't be writing this. 

After boxing, I had to find something else to help me not have to be around home. I found myself gravitating to those outside influences, the kids around the
neighborhood, and at school. 

Smoked my first cigarette, and a joint of marijuana at 13, and started getting involved with gang activity. When my father found out of these things he got upset, but didn't stop me. 

He started to allow me to have friends over, and let us drink and party at home. My first arrest was at 13. 
I was always trying to fit in, wanting to be accepted. I would see the older guys from the neighborhood, and how they had the respect of those around us. 

So I started hanging out with them...I wanted to be one of the “Big Boys.” 
Not knowing that what started out as fun, would turn into a dangerous journey of twists and turns of self-destruction, up and downs...a rollercoaster ride with no end. 

I was taught about the definition of a man
These rules were my rights of passage into manhood. 
   1. Don't let anyone bully you
   2. The man who makes the most money gets the most girls
   3. If you go to jail you got respect.

Within matter of two years, I found myself strung out on heroin
My first “fix” was in a shack in the backyard. 
That started me on my quest of heartache and misery. 
My habit turned into an addiction that would have me believing everything was fine...I don't have a problem. 
Boy was I wrong and confused! I knew deep down that something wasn't right. My inner man was crying out.
Do addicts have to hit rock bottom?

I started doing crimes, and running away from home. Again when my father found out, He figured, it was better to let me do it at home, that way he knew I was ok. This was not a good thing, because He was selling heroin, and would give it to me to sell for him. 

At 18 yrs old I chose to go to prison. You can say it was something I welcomed, because for me that was becoming a man of respect. 

This went on for 30 years, twenty-three of those years I was incarcerated. 
Just like I did at 13, I was still looking to be accepted, so I got involved in the prison life style. 

By this time I had no idea of who I was, I was so lost in trying to be someone I thought I wanted to be, it didn't matter where I was, or what each day presented.
I was going to be accepted one-way or another. 
Before I knew it, I became institutionalized. 

The life I was choosing  to live, took my children away, robbed me of my adolescence, my identity, my freedom. 
In 2007 it almost took my life. I was arrested, and was charged under the
Calif. three-strike law. Looking at 25 yrs to life, I had to make a decision. 

I hit my knees and asked my God for deliverance. This is the response I got...I had two choices; 
   1) I could continue to try to be “that guy”, and spend the rest of my life in prison,          
   2.) I could give my life to Him and be free. I chose the latter. 
Addiction Treatment 
can bring rock bottom emotionally 

While incarcerated for this last time, I was given the opportunity to go
through “Our House”, an in custody Substance Abuse Program in San Luis Obispo. It was fashioned under the Therapeutic Community Model. 

Well there, I discovered the “real me”
For the first time in my life, I thought of being free of my addiction, having peace of mind, of being successful, and staying out of prison. 

I started to learn about my emotions and my “twisted thinking patterns", as well as my destructive cycles of behavior. 

I learned to trust myself, to be open to change. I begin to realize that I was no longer enslaved to the institutional mentality I had been guided by for so long. 

The process of change liberated me

Being of Service to others

It was also during this period that I started my education in the field of recovery. I realized my purpose for living, was to help those that have suffered the same as I have, and the youth of today. 

I was released April 8, 2009, and started to be a responsible and accountable member of our society.

I am a student at Saddleback College, working on my certificates in Drug and Alcohol, and Criminal Justice. Once completed, my intention is to work on a Bachelors Degree, then continue education towards a Masters in Child Psychology. 

I am an active member of NA, with four years clean on March 8, 2011, and I work for a treatment center in San Clemente. I was a house manager for Sober-living for a year, and today I rent my own apt. I have been a speaker for Martine Wehr’s youth and law class, (Juvenile Consulting Services, LLC ), and at The Bright Program, sponsored by UCLA. I've spoken at various Orange County Juvenile facilities, and Orange County Drug Court events. 

I am so honored when I see a flash of recognition in the faces of the youth I am so privileged to be addressing.  I see some of them identify, and truly hear what I am saying. I get to let them know there is another, better way to live, and it can be within their reach. 

My life has been filled with blessings and miracles since making that fateful decision to change back in 2007. 

To be able to share my experiences in hope 
that it would help someone is my greatest prayer and hope

Do addicts have to hit rock bottom?
Can that bottom be hit emotionally with their intelligence?
Addiction Treatment has provided the 
bottom needed for many recovering addicts  
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"Should drug addicts go to jail or to rehab?" Criminal or Social Victim

Jail or rehab
Mug shot, scary guy 
Read his bio - look again
The eyes are full of pain

Should drug addicts go to jail or to rehab?  

Criminal or Social victim?

How should children of abuse 

who enter the correctional system be treated?

Rehab instead of Jail 

* This man experienced long term child neglect.

* Abandoned by his Mother at the age of 2.

* County children's home raised as a toddler

* Eventually claimed by drug addicted step-father.

* Grew up with adults who had undeveloped sexual boundaries

* Protecting his little sister induced tough guy thoughts
   as a toddlers, in teen years, and beyond

* The correctional system made a horrible situation continue to deepen

* Unsafe childhood home atmosphere that included overt and covert abuse
* What about real and perceived indignities for kids of functional families?

Rehab works
Addicts do Recover
This valuable American gentleman is now a productive member of society
He has been trained and works in the addiction rehab field 
Sharing his experience, strength, and hope with others 
I am so sorry this journey to health and the pursuit of happiness 
had to be delayed by 28 years of institutions before the good life began

I know we American's are Tough on Crime - That protects us, we think. 

Compassion (without enabling) 
Is some high level thinking that takes maturity for one thing, 
Long term global thinking - Projections into generativity - 
Reshape our judgements  

Caring about these important decisions beyond each individual case 
How will our 'Incarceration or Rehabilitation?' decisions write the future. 

If death is not the penalty for the crimes of most addicts, 
so prisoners return to live among us in our neighborhoods
They raise children and teach their offspring their own values
Addicts 'sober or high' are a part of our work force
A part of our economy
And a part of our citizenship
Recidivism is very common, 
Punishing people into reform has been becoming 
less and less effective as time marches on
We build more prisons 
Creating ever worsening social disorders and mental illness

Decisions have to be made about how many addicts we can accommodate 

Drug addict released prisoners rearrested within 3 years
Drug War Facts .org
Most crimes are related to drugs, alcohol,
and impaired personality development 
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Getting arrested is a sign that your drug use is at a point that will no longer be tolerated by society. 

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Number of persons under control of the US corrections system for drug offenses
System198019902000200720082009% Chg
TOTAL - Drugs964,469--1,833,8561,891,4671,725,387+78.9%
Federal Prison4,90030,47074,27695,44695,07995,205+212.5%
State prison19,000148,600251,100273,600251,400242,200+63.0%
% Share of Total Persons*--24.5%--35.8%28.6%26.4%--

Criminal or Social victim?

We all must rethink “The War on Drugs” A couple million American's are wasting away getting sicker in our jails. Their numbers are growing. Pray for change. If your loved one needs treatment help call 949-292-2000

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Teach self esteem, morality, instill skills and hope for the future

People are not throw aways.
We are all in this together
Be strong together
"Our deep dark past can become our most valued possession"
 AA Big Book Quote

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O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.

Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy;

And gathered them out of the lands, from the east, and from the west, from the north, and from the south.

They wandered in the wilderness in a solitary way; they found no city to dwell in.

Hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted in them.

Then they cried unto the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them out of their distresses.

And he led them forth by the right way, that they might go to a city of habitation.

Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!

For he satisfy the longing soul, and fill the hungry soul with goodness.

Such as sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, being bound in affliction and iron;

Because they rebelled against the words of God, and contemned the counsel of the most High:

Therefore he brought down their heart with labour; they fell down, and there was none to help.

Then they cried unto the LORD in their trouble, and he saved them out of their distresses.

He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, and brake their bands in sunder.

Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!

For he hath broken the gates of brass, and cut the bars of iron in sunder.

Fools because of their transgression, and because of their iniquities, are afflicted.

Their soul abhorreth all manner of meat; and they draw near unto the gates of death.

Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, and he saved them out of their distresses.

He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destruction.

Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!

And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare his works with rejoicing.

They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters;

These see the works of the LORD, and his wonders in the deep.

For he commandeth and raiseth the stormy wind, which lifted up the waves thereof.

They mount up to the heaven, they go down again to the depths: their soul is melted because of trouble.

They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wits' end.

Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, and he brings them out of their distresses.

He made the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still.

Then are they glad because they be quiet; so he brought them unto their desired haven.

Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!

Let them exalt him also in the congregation of the people, and praise him in the assembly of the elders.

He turned rivers into a wilderness, and the water springs into dry ground;

A fruitful land into barrenness, for the wickedness of them that dwell therein.

He turned the wilderness into a standing water, and dry ground into water springs.

And there he made the hungry to dwell, that they may prepare a city for habitation;

And sow the fields, and plant vineyards, which may yield fruits of increase.

He blessed them also, so that they are multiplied greatly; and suffered not their cattle to decrease.

Again, they are minished and brought low through oppression, affliction, and sorrow.

He poured contempt upon princes, and caused them to wander in the wilderness, where there is no way.

Yet set he the poor on high from affliction, and maketh him families like a flock.

The righteous shall see it, and rejoice: and all iniquity shall stop her mouth.

Whoso is wise, and will observe these things, even they shall understand the loving kindness of the LORD.
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Loving Parents were at their Wits End watching their beautiful, educated daughter sink lower & lower down the scale with the progression of her addiction. 

Mother showed me pictures of this lovely girl who only a few years ago was a productive member of the families business & social activities. 

Just before the family called me to do an intervention they had bought their daughter a new car for a new job. She sold the car, used the cash and was demanding more money. 

Parents contacted Wits End Interventions within 24 hours the intervention team of a man and a women traveled to the family home (several states away from the proposed rehab to be used for admission) 

The mindful planning meetings with the family lasted for 2 days.
When we reached group agreements and felt fully ready the facilitators accompanied the family team to meet with the suffering daughter. 

Five family member joined together in an event of a love & respect intervention For two hours we told the emotional distressed girl how much she was loved We spoke to the import task at hand, the effort to save her life. 
The discussion contained a soft current of sure consequences, if our offer was refused.  

If you want to use and drink that is your business, if you would like help to stop we are here to assist you. 

If necessary we were prepared to explain that enabling behaviors of all sorts ended this day.  No more free money, cars, rent, cell phones paid by loved ones. No more undeserved employment working for the family. 

If the decision is to continue using and not go to treatment it must be self supported entirely starting immediately.  

This lovely, suffering girl became willing and got ready to go. The interventionist traveled with her to a rehab center away from her family and friends.  

We encouraged her to get away from her stressors. Get down to herself, the addiction, and God.  

The girl is safe & hanging in there, learning how to live drug free & reduce her ego. 

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Psalms 107:21-31 Key verse 27 They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wits' end. {are...: Heb. all their wisdom is swallowed up}

Introduction: The Psalmist specifies some of the most common calamities of human life. The Psalmist shows how God Relieves those that labour under these calamities, in answer to their prayers.


2. CAPTIVITY AND IMPRISONMENT--Psalms 107:10-16 Vs 10 b

3. SICKNESS AND DISTEMPER OF BODY---Psalms 107:17-22 Vs 17

4. DANGER AND DISTRESS AT SEA---Psalms 107:23-32 Vs 25, 26

God will allow things to happen in our lives on a large scale to make us realize that without Him….We can do NOTHING. Always Remember that GOD is in CONTROL.
He is well aware of your circumstances, and your problems.

We come to our WITS’ END many times because of Circumstances. 
What do we need to do when we come to our WITS’ END?
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Luke 5:24 Arise, and take up thy couch,
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     Our philosophy of recovery is that there are certain barriers to treatment for high ranking professionals, executives, and for functional adults that don't want to call attention to their personal struggles.
     Too many of these people do not get needed help because of these obstacles.
     Rehab is a time to get away from the stressors of your daily life.

     Get down to your inside self, be relaxed enough to process your opinions
Therapy and education let you know that good, entertaining experiences are within your reach as a clean, sober, and respectable individual.

Getting safe enough to decide if you want to seriously try out some new coping skills in the effort to change your life for yourself and your loved ones.
Of course the decisions are ultimately in your own hands.  We show you it is possible. See that many people do want sobriety. It can be a reality for you too

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"Beat heroin addiction" by letting go of Anger and Bitterness

How can a person "Beat heroin addiction?"
One woman's experience in coming back from this social and spiritual death.
She had to become willing to 
let go of her Anger and Bitterness.

She explains to her counselor just how this nightmare of heroin started:

     I entered heroin addiction as a soul who wanted to be lost. The pain of my life had overwhelmed my mind. I reached a point where my continuous effort was focused to seek escape.
      Anger and Bitterness drove my Mother.
I believed, as Mother believed it was right to make disappointments and hard times into anchors. Anchors that kept you stuck and weighed you down forever.
By giving these anchors enough attention I enabled each crisis of pain to grow bigger and more horrible. I reexamined every aspect of my suffering.
       Pulling my woe out into the front of my mind everyday, all through the day and night became the meaning of my life.
       My mother's hypochondria became my own. Sickness and depression was a stormy sea. The huge, heavy anchor of Anger and Bitterness were sinking me. 
Heroin was my rescue. 

anger and bitterness are an anchor
"Beat Heroin Addiction"
     Mother was a dear, sincere, passionate women. Her intentions were good.
I am a good person who had high hopes and benevolent aspirations.
Becoming a drug addict was never part of the plan, it comes like a thief in the night.

Letting go of Anger and Bitterness
can be learned and taught 
       This is not everybodies story. Addiction doesn't have to come from depressed Mother's.
People who are caught up in intoxication are most often self medicating emotional pain. 

The pain causes anger and disappointment grows to bitterness. 
Recovery is so much more than detox of the physical addiction. 

The goal of Addiction recovery is to teach a person that it is their right and personal responsibility to pursue happiness.  

It does not matter what has happened in the past, it's how quickly and thoroughly one can get over it that dictates the quality of life. 

Challenges great and small may make up a life time.
Suffering is optional. 
Addicts do Recover
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There is so much hope and help available
By changing how we think we change our life experience
Fear not, lean into the pain
Walk through it, and notice it doesn't kill you
And you feel so much better after you pass
through that wall of fear

The heroin addicted women is in effort
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"I don't treat the sickness in a person. 

Recovery fans the flames of the spark of life.

That craves something better, something more." 

- Loriann Witte

Addiction is not the truth of a soul. 
There is hope and we'd like to help. 

Hello, my name is Loriann a certified Drug 

and Alcohol counselor 
and a Nationally certified drug and alcohol 

Loriann Witte, founder of the 
Wits Inn Recovery treatment centers 
of San Juan Capistrano, CA
and Wits End Interventions. 

Addiction recovery has become my life's work. 
I have been sober for over 25 years. 
I take it one day at a time, stay sober 
and work to practice the AA code of 
love and tolerance. 
I don't take any chances with my clean time, 
or my serenity.

"My Divine gift has been  getting to help remind addicts 
who they really are. 
Myself and the staff we choose to work with, 
stand sober and full of as much peace as we can muster in the presence 
of those who want our help. 
I live as a student of spiritual growth so my teachers stand right 
there with me.

"I get to see the higher self reawakening in my friends 
and take its rightful place in the driver’s seat. 
The power and unbridled joy that comes out of this love-fest, 
is over the moon and back again.

We do recover.

And it is glorious.

Loriann Witte, CAC, C.N.D.A.I, RAS

Loriann Witte is the owner operator 
of Wits Inn Recovery. 
She is the author of Life Lessons 
and contributing author to 
"The Glories of Sobriety."

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