My Family's Boundaries Got Me Into Treatment

Herschel was stuck in a rut, but he didn’t know he was an alcoholic. He just thought he was binge drinking a few nights a week. Whenever he ended up in jail as a result of his drinking, a family member would bail him out. But when he was 29, he wrecked a car when he was drunk and woke up in the hospital handcuffed to the bed. This time his parents said he had to go to MARR for treatment, or they were done with him. When he arrived at MARR, he was surprised to find out the people in recovery weren’t miserable. In fact, he even began to experience moments of joy in sobriety. He was also able to learn about the disease that he was up against. He also talks about how MARR’s family program helped his family members as well. 0:01 Introduction 1:16 Before Herschel got to MARR 6:30 The importance of being miserable 10:58 The first day at MARR 12:20 People seemed pretty happy in recovery 15:40 Getting used to being in treatment groups 17:30 Learning about the disease 22:55 Family week in treatment 27:26 Manipulating family members 31:00 What changed over the course of treatment 37:50 What Herschel would pass on to people listening

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Gripping, raw, and honest firsthand accounts of the desperation of alcoholism, drug addiction, and codependency, along with the moving recollections of the hope, connection, and peace found through the miracle of 12 Step Recovery. Produced by MARR Addiction Treatment Centers, a non-profit treatment facility founded in 1975 in Atlanta, GA.