This is a glimpse into the mind and world of an addict. If you think this narrative was long, arduous, and hard to read, it is. And it takes place over just a 24-hour period. Imagine days, weeks, months, or years of this. An addict’s mind is hard to understand. Priorities are messed up and the only real goal is to get high and make the pain go away. I hope this offers some insight. Help is out there, and recovery is possible. No one needs to suffer.
I have far too much personal experience on this topic than I would like to admit. For anyone who has been to treatment before, you’ve probably heard the heroin addict, the meth addict or the cocaine/crack addict talk about their plans to still go out and drink or smoke weed because they’ve never had a problem with those drugs before.
When people often ask me how many times I’ve been to treatment , my response was usually “too many to count”. This was not only a way to deflect the real answer I felt too embarrassed to divulge, but it was also—at least I thought the truth.
To any addict out there struggling right now, to any addict who feels like a failure, to any addict riddled with guilt, to any addict who feels like they have reached the end, to any addict who has lost hope, I hope this message finds you.
Good advice seems hard to find these days. When it comes to addiction, everyone has an opinion.
Addiction knows no race, color, creed, religion, or status. It’s a condition that can literally affect anyone and the increased amount of celebrity deaths over the last few years is proof of that.
Drug dealers and major traffickers never cease to devise new ways to get large quantities of drugs from point A to point B without being found or detected.
To rehabilitate means to return to a previous, more optimal state. Those of us who work in the drug rehab field are tasked with assisting addicts and their families with two things.
One of my coworkers pretty regularly gives me ideas of things to write about and today he asked me if I’d heard about people vaping alcohol.
With the boom of the technological age, we’re more digitally connected than ever. Now, you can find a date, follow your friend’s latest drama, deposit your paycheck, and apparently buy drugs with just an app. Apps seem to be the way a lot of us get things done and maximize productivity, with as minimal wasted time as possible. It’s almost hard to remember life without our phones, tablets, and millions of applications available at our fingertips.