This was a hospital, after all, they couldn’t be bothered by a sick person trying to reduce the harm of his disease.
The tears I’ve cried could fill a swimming pool—and for years, I thought it would be easier to just hold my breath at the bottom.
The thing about loving an addict is that you think your love should be able to fix it and find yourself in disbelief when it can’t.
Addicts are particularly afflicted but it also means we are especially prone to shininess. The further down you’ve gone, the further up you get to go.
Addiction is complicated. Addiction is terrifying.
Most of us would rather believe the sweet lie of an addict than the cold, hard truth of our intuition.
If you haven’t realized it yet, one day you will wake up and see that you are living, breathing proof that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.
“Recovery means freedom. Freedom to be who I am, to be who I want to be. Freedom to do what I want to do, and the freedom to continue writing the rest of my story. Freedom to make my dreams come true and to dream again.”
If you are like me and love someone with an addiction, just let them know you are there for them.
addicts never feel quite right in their own bodies. They struggle with feeling like two people. They feel feelings very deeply. They care a lot about what others think of them. They’re codependent. The drugs are a SYMPTOM of the disease of addiction, and for a while, help become a temporary escape from the disease. The drugs are NEVER the cause. It doesn’t work like that.