When you’re talking about addiction recovery everyone has their own horror story about what it took for them to get clean.
Some people will tell you that they had to go through a horrible rehab experience, while others will tell you they toughed it out and quit cold turkey.
I myself have a pretty gruesome tale of woe but, no matter what the story is, the first thing that you need to know about addiction, is that it is no easy task to just stop using.
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If you’re an addict, a true addict, your entire life revolves around whatever it is you’re addicted to. Whether it be sex, gambling, alcohol, other drugs, or any number of addictive behaviors, your addiction comes before and is paramount to anything else in your life… Even your family and loved ones.
As a result, everything you thought you cared about in your life is lost to your addiction, and you’re left with nothing; no job, no wife, no kids, no girlfriend… Just your addiction. I’m a leading authority on the subject… I was addicted to heroin and other substances for several years.
Continue reading The Nomadic Disease: How My Addiction Traveled With Me