My name is Jay and I'm an addict. Drugs have controlled my life for many years. They took me dark and lonely.
Addiction is a disease. It's a terminal and incurable. We find ourselves in places where we see no escape. Our addiction takes us away from our soul, our morality and our sense of being.
While we will be addicts for the rest of our lives, when we acknowledge that we have problems and agree that our lives are inaccurate, we can begin to treat the disease. For an addict the thought of surviving the rest of their lives without using drugs again, too excessive for them to fathom.
We have been used for so long, hide us and run from ourselves and our fears.
It's usually not that an addict has hit the bottom before they want to admit they have a problem. The thing about being an addict is that you are always the last one to find out. Your family and friends have known this for many years, but denial is just another weapon that the disease uses to keep you sick.
What does it mean to acknowledge that they have a problem, and just as important does it take for an addict to seek help? When we find that we can not be like this anymore, we will be ready to do what it takes to change. We can not take pain anymore. It is in this that our miracles begin to materialize in our lives. When we spoke these magical words, "I give up," we are now turning our will into a power greater than ourselves. We will soon know new freedom.
Yes, we are still addicts, but we are recovering addicts. We do not focus on being clean for the rest of our lives; We are working to be clean just today. My gratitude speaks when I do not care when I share others in a different way.
It's a wonderful life that awaits us when we find recovery.
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