Everything went bad one night I was caught and then my entire family knew I was using again. Turns out, I did not have them fooled after all. I woke up the next morning, staring at the ceiling for a long time, hoping it was a dream! When I walked into the kitchen I saw my family waiting for me. My head lowered down in shame and fear of what was coming next. Not before long, I was in the car with my mom, driving to the airport to get on a plane to Genesis House, my 3rd rehab.
What are we guaranteed in this life time? Is there one definite answer to that question? I have seen in past experience, that in every individuals’ journey, the answers varied. With that being said, life is rather short. We must try to make the most out of each day and find positive perspectives the best way we can. In the blink of an eye, it could all be over; I am going to count my blessings today!
I have come to find out, the night I was caught using drugs again was the best lesson AND blessing in my life. There were times in treatment I was so angry I was caught but later on realized it saved my life! It also gave me the option to get my life together and find the gift of recovery. At first, I had to just be grateful for the situation as a blessing and later I was able to see more of the lessons. Although, sometimes people do not believe this but, when you least expect it, something great will come out of every situation. The blessing of being caught that night, taught me the lesson that all is possible with patience, perseverance, and determination. I hope you may you find your lessons and blessings in your life!
Dr. Emilio Mantero-Atienza, commonly referred to as Dr. Mantero, is a distinguished Psychiatry Specialist operating out of Miami, Florida. With an impressive tenure spanning over four decades in the medical domain, he has established himself as a leading figure, especially in addressing Psychotic Disorders and Addiction & Substance Abuse.
Dr. Mantero's academic journey commenced with his graduation from the University of Sevilla School of Medicine in Sevilla, Spain, back in 1981. His fervor for mental well-being led him to acquire a Ph.D. in Clinical Biochemistry and a Master’s degree in Public Health & Epidemiology from the University of Miami Medical School. For over a decade and a half, he played a pivotal role as a faculty member at the University of Miami School of Medicine/Jackson Memorial Hospital, fostering academic research and molding the future of budding medical enthusiasts. His commendable leadership in Behavioral departments across prominent Miami-based hospitals, including Cedars Hospital and Mercy Hospital, underscores his prowess in General Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine.
Darya Neyburger serves as a content creator for Genesis House. She aims to provide valuable insights that individuals can leverage when making health-related choices for themselves and their family members. Whether it's selecting the right treatment options or grasping the ongoing complexities of handling addiction and mental health, she's committed to delivering enlightening information