By about midway through my program my anxiety was non-existent. I got my energy levels back and I was working out and playing basketball with the group at night. I feel the best I have felt since I was a child.
A big part of my ability to put my addiction in the past for good was to gain acceptance with my past and use it as a way to move forward in life, gain perspective on all of the ways I’ve grown since I left that lifestyle behind. As I was thinking about this, I couldn’t help but reflect, in a positive way, on just how much my life has changed for the better now that drug addiction is part of my story but no longer a destructive part of my life.