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Saturday, February 16, 2008

Rehab

I have a confession to make to all of you. I have been holding back this little secret in fear that you would all turn your backs on me and not like me anymore. I recently finished a stint in rehab for substance abuse. Yes, just like Lindsey, Britney, Amy Winehouse and now Kirsten Dunst, I too had trouble controlling myself around my substance of choice.

It was all innocent at first. Everyone around me was doing it. At first I was just using once a day. But soon my cravings caused me to use 3 maybe 4 times a day.

To make matters worse I was using in front of my children. I started using in public and at one point I didn't care who saw me doing it. I caused my husband to become my enabler and often asked him to go buy my "drug" for me.

I visited my supplier often and each time I said this would be the last. I always told myself I would buy just a little more, just enough to last me a few more days and that would be it. No more using.

My addiction was causing me problems. My stomach was hurting constantly and the financial strain was unbearable. And I honestly thought it was keeping me thin.

So, now I admit to you all that "Hi, my name is CM and I am a recovering Diet Coke aholic." I know, I know, you all thought I was stronger than this. But, it tasted so good at first. It all seems so innocent. But then I read nasty rumors about its main ingredient Aspertame and how it caused cancer and memory loss. I was at my rock bottom people. Could I give up my beloved for less stomach aches?

Well, it turns out I could. I haven't used in about 2 months now and I have to say that I feel better. My stomach aches have gone away! I feel better because now I am drinking more water! So, yeah me! Did I have you going there? Did you really think I had some awful addiction to Narcotics? Oh and I threw in the whole "Financial Strain" thing for dramatic affect! I'm nothing if not dramatic!

7 comments:

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JKW said...

LOL...that is hilarious! I need to go to rehab for the same thing. I seriously drink WAY too much Diet Coke. (Diet Dr. Pepper is may fave) I have the memory loss, stomach upsets, headaches, etc...but keep on drinking the crazy stuff.

Kate said...

Haha! I can't keep diet caffeinated soda in the house or I will guzzle it all day long & be dehyrated and cranky (it has taken me many years to get rid of it though!) Every once in awhile I'll have one if we're out, but I definitely can't keep it on hand.

Good for you!

A.D. said...
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A.D. said...

So funny...I too am a diet soft drink-aholic (any brand will do...just to give me my fix). I've decreased my intake to 2 a day, but soon, I think I'm going to have to go cold turkey. I foresee some really grouchy blogs in my future!

Christen & Frank said...

You had me going. I am a coke head, too... well - a Pepsi head, anyways. Maybe I will decide to make that my week 3 change in habits... hmm.

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Rachael said...

I'm a complete addict too. I've *thought* about giving it up for awhile, but that's as far as I've gotten.