Everyone Recognized My Addiction But Me
I honestly did not think waking up in the morning with withdrawals from drugs and alcohol was abnormal. I thought that everyone else had it wrong by not walking around all day under the influence of drugs and alcohol. I could not imagine a day without being intoxicated from the time I woke up until the time I went to bed literally planning my day around getting drugs. Looking back I’m pretty sure that everyone knew that I was struggling with an addiction. Everyone but me. In my mind I could stop my drug and alcohol abuse at the drop of a hat. Nothing could have been further from the truth. Every morning that I awoke hung-over I would swear to myself that I was never going to do that to myself again. Of course I would. Parents and friends would talk to me all the time about my addiction. They would tell me that I’m out of control, I’m not myself, and that I should consider getting some sort of help. Disregarding their concern I thought they had no idea what they were talking about and that things weren’t as bad as they seemed. Just like everyone who has an addiction to drugs and alcohol I ultimately faced some negative consequences and had to make a decision to either get help or to live a life ruled by addiction. Going to addiction treatment was the best decision I ever made for myself. In treatment I got the support and help to guide me through the initial stages of recovery. It was a safe place for me to clear my mind and body of the toxins caused by my chronic abuse of drugs. It helped me to make reasonably intelligent decisions that would benefit me in the future. Without the time I spent in addiction treatment I’m certain I would not have been able to get sober and would have likely experienced numerous health issues and possibly an untimely death.