30 years ago today my dad checked into rehab for alcoholism. There isn't a day that goes by I don't thank God for helping him, guiding him and keeping him sober. I remember him going away for 30 days - he was going to be living in Minnesota for a month. My sister and I could send him letters and cards but he wouldn't be able to get visitors.
I know when I was 15 I didn't understand what all of this meant but as I got older I understood and continue to understand how important those 30 days were. It saved my dad! He has always told us to take "one day at a time" and know the Serenity Prayer.
I love my dad so much and can't express how proud I am of him - being in sales, having alcohol around you all the time and being able to say no because you know you can't go back to life as it was 30 + years ago.
Thank you Hazelden, my dads friends for supporting him, my family and mostly God for being there and watching over my dad daily! We got a 2nd chance on May 9th, 1985! xo