The consequences and ramifications of living the life of an addict can be great. They can be so overwhelming that it often makes the prospect of getting clean even more daunting. It’s often the first thing that is on a person’s mind when the fog lifts.
I’m curious to see how this decade will be remembered in our history books. Will it be the decade that the country was delivered a sobering wake-up call when it comes to the opioid epidemic currently sweeping the country, the years in which we finally started laying the down the blueprint for handling addiction with the care and attention it needs? Or will it only be the beginning of something far more terrible and tragic?
Addiction robs a person of so much in life. The joys of simple pleasures and hobbies; the warmth that comes from healthy relationships; the fulfillment that comes from being successful in life; the peace that comes from having high character and aiming to do the right thing.