Words of Wisdom:

"With great power comes great responsibility." - SoPhIsTiCaTeD_fOrD


  • Date Submitted: 07/26/2012 04:15 AM
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Many people face these questions every day. For the addict, their addiction becomes a way of life, a part of who they are. A cocaine addict once said that coke had become his mother, his father, his girlfriend; it became his food and his water and his life. And for many people dealing with addiction that is exactly what it is, your substance becomes your everything and living without it can seem unthinkable. Addition is like a cancer that eats you alive from the inside, until there is nothing left of you. It is often hard for “normal” people to understand addiction; they should remember that addiction knows no reason and that there is no use trying to make sense of it.
It is a well known fact that the first step to recovery is to accept that you have a problem. You can not know where you are going, if you do not know where you are. So realizing that you are in deep trouble is already the first step in the right direction. The next step would be to check into an appropriate rehab facility. Upon completion of their program you will be released into the real world, where you will need a lot of willpower, as temptation is lurking around every corner. Most rehabs have an after care facility, where the recovering addict can attend weekly meetings.
Support is one of the main ingredients in the success of rehabilitation. If the addict does not have the support of his family or friends, he will be provided with a sponsor who is a person who once was an addict, but has been sober for several years. He will then help him and see him through the hard times and eventually become his friend. A strong support system is invaluable to a recovering addict.
The best addiction advice that I can give to an addict in the rehabilitation process is this: Take one day at a time. Don’t say: “I will never do that again”, rather say: “I will not do it today”. When you fail, don’t let guilt ride you. Just get up and try again, because the moment you stop trying to change, is the moment you...


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