“I walked into the supermarket and immediately found myself in the alcohol department. I don't even remember walking there. At first I said to myself, I’ll just get some beer. It won’t show up on the test. I was craving alcohol. Then I reached up and grabbed my ear and said to myself, “Yes, it will show up and I am on my program. I don't really want any of this!” and walked out. I’ve been in the program three weeks and I’m still clean.”
(Woman, 25, a mother to two young children; used methamphetamine 8 years, alcohol for one).
I’m 30 days clean. I have no desire. None! Not since using acupuncture.”
“Before acupuncture even though I was clean I never once stopped craving drugs. Since acupuncture I’ve stopped the craving."
“I used to see the produce section of the market as in my way on the way to the Pepsi. Now, my kids get oranges, apples, and bananas.”
“At Drug Court, I was also taught how to eat properly. This has helped me greatly and I still use the skills that I have learned in my eating habits today. Since graduating from the Drug Court program in February of 2000, I have the same job that I did when I started the program and I recently celebrated four years of sobriety. I am a homeowner now and have my own vehicle that is paid for, insured, and registered in my own name...If it weren’t for Drug Court, I would have been sent to prison for 14 years at the expense of California taxpayers.”