It is the million-dollar question. How long does it take for someone to truly overcome an addiction? There are many more questions that will arise within that question.
A lot of emphasis is put on the pain and anguish that both addicts and families often suffer when we discuss what addiction does to our society. Having lived through it, I know all about that as well as how easy it is on addicts and families to lose hope amid the struggle. While I understand that, I would like to focus on what life can be like once addiction has been overcome.
I was fortunate enough to be on Dr. Stephen Nedd’s Body Chat Podcast recently and spoke with Ron Nedd on the Narconon Program, my experience with addiction and other treatment facilities, as well as all of the great successes I have had the privilege to be a part of as a staff member at Narconon Suncoast.
I would like for everyone to picture a house, a very ordinary house, a house where there should have been happiness and a house where dreams could be realized. Instead, this was a house of sadness, a house where dreams struggled to survive. Mine did, however, as I dreamed that one day, I would find out who I really was and how to live a clean and sober life.
The decision I made to come to Narconon Suncoast was the best decision I have made in my life. Before coming to Narconon, my life consisted of bad choices, lies and deceit, irresponsibility, and an addiction that was going to continue to destroy my life if I did not do something about it. I was broken. Truly broken.
Recent headlines of massive border seizures regarding methamphetamine have been making the rounds lately, showing just how large of a demand there is for the drug in the United States and how the problem continues to annually escalate.
For the majority of my 30’s, with every birthday that added a number to my age, came a sadness of another year passed in a sinking ship. A life once filled with promise and potential falling further and further into the dark abyss of addiction.
What is rock bottom anyway? How far does a person have to fall before they hit bottom? How bad does their life have to get?
At last, I knew I could push through it and stay sober for good. After 60 days had passed, I felt more alive than I had in years, since before my addiction began. By 90 days...
It seems that that behind every drug, there is another drug to help with that drug.