Review about the treatment in the center


47 years

Ukraine, Dnepropetrovsk

- Actually I am from Dnepropetrovsk and came across with this problem in Dnepropetrovsk. I finished college and went to Minsk. I am 47 years old.


- How long have you been using drugs?

– Since my third year of college. If now I am 47, and I have been sober for 10 years, it means I was using drugs until 37. About 20 years.


- What made you to go for treatment?

- What made me? Well, it was thanks to my friend’s mother and her activity. Her relatives lived here in Zaporozhe. She brought her son for treatment. We met when he returned to Minsk. We were sitting in the car and I asked him: “Vova, are you cured now?” He said he felt an awful disgust to drugs. I shot some heroin, and he said he didn’t want it; he received the best treatment ever. So I decided to go there, too. The result is obvious.


- Did something happen? Something bad, that made you decide to go for treatment?

- I don’t know about others, but I always wanted to do it ... and I think all addicts when they feel high dream about quitting. ALL of them. Anyway among my friends – they all wanted to quit. And only when things got bad, all they could think about was another dose. A lot of my friends are dead now, though there were not so many of them. I did not face crimes; I tried to stay away from them. Someone “quitted” and lies in the grave... I had a friend; he died soon after graduation... This treatment is very successful.


- Sasha, you say that your friends from Belarus are here. About 5 people?

- Yes, there are 5 people here now. They all came in different time, and one girl died. Incidentally, when I was here on rehab, when I came here, we were walking along the road and there was a cat on the grass... And then Vitaly Ivanovich came and the doctors were discussing that someone died. I didn’t believe at first. But in fact, Anya died. She was here twice: after the first treatment she relapsed, then returned for the second treatment. She died in a week after the discharge. And it is absolutely true.


- Sasha, did you have hard times after treatment? How did you adapt to a sober life?

– Actually I had a marvelous time. I began to see colors; the life immediately became so bright. I began noticing people and neighbors. I came to Minsk and looked at life in different way. Somehow I went through it very easily.


– Do you have work now?

- I have a job, fortunately, I have always had it. I have my small business and my companion knew about my problems and tried to help, so it was a bit easier for me than for others. I always had work. I have never been unemployed, although I had a very difficult time when there was no money. Other addicts understand how I had to find the money for drugs, messing with all those "dirt", apartments, police - all this madness.


– How is your personal life?

– Everything is all right, I have a wife and two children of 15 and 22 years old, two boys. One is finishing the University, the other one is finishing school.


- What can be compared with your past freaky life?

- If there was an opportunity to come to this hospital earlier, it would be great. Now I have another problem – there are no veins, I need to do a blood test, and there are no veins. I want to donate blood in a normal clinic, but I hesitate to go there. I come to the private clinic and they can’t find them to insert a needle. There are other problems, you know. Protect your veins.


- Still many people wonder what happened to your relations with people who don’t want to quit after your discharge.

- I'm completely over with all my previous relations. They do not want to quit, I do not want to see them. If before I thought there would be a lot of junkies around me, now I see no one. On the contrary - all people around me are normal. All the guys who want to recover - be glad that we’ve got Vitaly Ivanovich. Do not miss this chance and everything will be all right.


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