AngMichelle, residential recovery services or treatment is not always what people want but often what is needed. I won't disclose much but I am the director of such a program and deal with people in your situation all the time. I actually run a college program for people who have completed our residential program. They can stay with us for up to 2 years. At the point that you are at, you think about
what you will be giving up and the freedom you will lose. When people are faced with the problems of misusing drugs, they have already lost freedom as they are prisoners of substances. It is great to hear my students talk about
not wanting to commit to a residential program but after going through, they find out it was the best decision they ever made as the rest of their life is lived from a different perspective. I have lived through addiction myself and the results of how I hurt my family and the pride I had to fight as I admitted I had a problem. It was not until I almost killed someone that I finally realized that my life was out of control. I know that this is about
me but I have dealt with hundreds that were going down the same path. There is no better time to get help than the present. I don't know that much about
you but I hope you will
openly look at the options and realize that even your parents want what is best for you. What do you really have to lose?