Rehab will let you know that only the strong survive through the recovery of a drug addiction, and I find this to be very true from basically any angle that I’ve battled recovery from. I was addicted to pain killers for about 10 years, fighting through with-drawls, depression, family problems, and problems keeping a job, just to name a few.
I think one of the worst things a person can do is choose to occupy their precious time on this earth with a drug addiction, and it is absolutely hell to try and live a sober life once the physical and psychological aspects of an addiction have set in. Once a person decides to loose the foggy view of reality that they have created, to see the current status of your life through somewhat clear lenses can be overwhelming and that, for me, has been my main trigger to relapse. It feels worse than just starting from scratch, however it’s never too late, and it is definitely worth it to create a sober lifestyle.
If you have a drug addiction and are wanting to quit, I strongly recommend going to rehab and finding sober, supportive people to be around afterward. Stay away from any persons who may influence you into relapsing, whether directly or indirectly. One of the most important things you can do is to find some hobbies and dive into them with any spare time you have from your daily responsibilities. Give yourself a pat on the back (literally, if you want to) for anything that you do sober, even if it’s just doing the dishes. Those little thing are creating your new character, although it may not feel like it at the time.
Personally, I’m still trying to get my head clear from all the drugs I did and it is definitely a struggle, however I am learning more each day and each day that I am sober, I get stronger. I’m still trying to mend my relationships with loved ones, as well as my relationship with myself, and it has definitely been worth it. I enjoy being conscious and seeing what new adventure each day has to offer, and I’m at peace with life at bedtime, even if the day doesn’t turn out as I hope.
If you personally have an addiction and anything I have said has helped you in some way, please allow me to leave you with these words: Keep up the fight and rest assured, you will see light at the end of the tunnel!