Addicts aren’t addicts because they have a passion to abuse their body and mind through drugs. Everyone’s story of drug abuse is different, but you’ll mind many have a common thread. Somewhere down the line, they lost control.
While unfunded heralds of truth are screaming at the top of their lungs about Ritalin and Adderall (psychiatric drugs) being handed out to adults and teens like candies, we have drug companies running hourly television ads to spread the false message of chemical imbalances.
The day before going to rehab is filled with so many questions, wonders, worries, and every other emotion mixed in.
Nearly every time I go to the doctor, for whatever reason, the first question from the nurse is always: “Are you on any medications?” And, my response is always, “No, I do not take any medications,” which is always followed up by, “so you don’t take any medications or supplements for anything?”…
Now, now don’t go thinking I’m going to sit here and bash other forms of treatment. Well, maybe replacement therapy like suboxone, but that’s about it. My best friend recovered utilizing the 12-Step Program, as have many of my friends, among other forms of treatment, so nothing bad to say here. The other forms just weren’t for me and I want to tell you why because maybe it’s the same for you.
Each and every time I would decide that being sober may be a good idea, I absolutely dreaded having to go through the withdrawals. The unbearable sweating, shaking, sleepless nights and every other wretched symptom that goes along with detoxing from drugs, just didn’t sound like any fun to me. And, it probably doesn’t to you either.
During an addict’s struggle for sobriety, he or she usually gets introduced to methadone. Methadone—the “exalted” miracle cure. The substance that’s supposed to cure an addict's cravings and end those hated urges, rendering your enslavement over. Your mind will be free and your body will heal back to normal.
Did you know that one of the reasons for the downfall of Native Americans in the 18th and 19th centuries was drugs, in the form of alcohol or in the form of contaminated or nutrient-deficient food? And nowadays, the young people are assaulted by drugs of every kind and shape—and not only illegal drugs, but medical drugs as well.
When it comes to solving life’s problems, there is no greater medicine than communication. Whether you’re dealing with addiction, a mental health issue or something else entirely, communication can solve literally any challenge that you’re faced with.
Do you find yourself feeling like there is no clear direction to go at the fork in the road? Yeah, we’ve all been there before. It’s that feeling of doubt. Whether you doubt yourself, your friends or something else, it’s hard to overcome it at times.