Cautionary Tale –
July 23, 2020 – He told his wife Brooke what had happened and they both decided to move forward and continue Keith’s road to recovery. For twenty-eight days, Keith didn’t have an ounce of alcohol. Unfortunately, things took a dark turn when all of life’s responsibilities caved back down onto him.
“I was drinking twelve, fifteen drinks a day, around my kids, pouring vodka into cans of sparkling water,” he said. “I was good at smuggling it in and lying.”
If Keith would have had it his way, his alcohol use would have continued as long as it could have but a month later, he had an annual physical with the family doctor. Once his blood work came back, his doctor quickly notified him that if he kept up with his drinking habits, he was going to drink himself to death.
Keith began his journey of recovery by detoxing at a treatment center in Utah. “I wanted to get help,” Keith explained. “I wanted to stop this addiction for good.”
Keith’s path to recovery and sobriety
Keith describes the program as a “fully integrated” approach to recovery. “They start with the brain and the biology,” Keith spoke about Ampelis, the recovery center he now swears by. “Someone showed me a picture of a prefrontal cortex brain that’s bright yellow and then one that’s [of] an addict and it’s just gone.”
The program is centered around repairing every aspect of someone’s life to get them back to sobriety. They focus on incorporating Amino acid and ketamine, an intravenous (IV) anesthetic that has been used medically for sedation, treatments to help ween clients away from their addictions. Then, with the help of proper diet and fitness, as well as family care for support, the client has experienced a full reset in the hopes of curbing addiction.