NARCONON FREEDOM CENTER
I can still remember getting off the plane, seeing palm trees, feeling the sunshine on my skin and the smell of salt in the air—I was home and it felt so good. I was high on life and excited to spread the news that I had changed my life for the better.
As the holidays roll around again this year, many in recovery may find themselves awkwardly fumbling around the kitchen feeling out of place. Either from not being there for past years or not recalling their past behavior at the dining room table.
It was late one afternoon as my mother and I sat out back and enjoyed some sunshine and a chat about how all of my friends were doing. Unfortunately, many of the people I had called my friends for years weren’t doing so well though.
Growing up, I always thought I had a pretty normal life and that it would stay that way, but boy was I wrong. Sure, I had a good upbringing. My parents sent me to private school, I attended church, was a Girl Scout, played loads of sports and always received excellent grades academically.
When an individual who is suffering from drug addiction decides to reach out for help, there really must be no delay in receiving it. Addicts are often very well aware that they have a problem and that it is adversely affecting their health, relationships, and life.