I know it’s hard right now, but I need you to focus. I have something really important to tell you that will change your life if you let it. Do me a favor and try not to get mad or think badly of me until I am completely finished saying what I have to say. Have an open mind and an open heart for just a little while longer. Let’s have a conversation about what heroin addiction feels like and how you can start your journey to recovery.
I wish there were some magic wand that would wave away this whole heroin addiction thing like it was nothing, like an annoying fly in the room that you want gone because it’s distracting you from what’s most important. But don’t worry, there is no such magic wand; this is real life; not Harry Potter. There are no spells or secret potions– just you and your own two feet that are carrying you down the right path, or the wrong one. But don’t worry about it being “the wrong one” for too much longer because it’s all going to come together if you just let it.
How Addiction Feels Like
I know how awful this all feels right now, but please believe me when I say it will get better– so much better– if only you will put forth every ounce of effort to make that happen. Knowing that things are going to get better is what kept me alive while I was dying on my knees from drug abuse. It may seem like everything in life has fallen apart, but believe me when I tell you, there is something out there that can fix all these problems if you’ll only let it. I don’t know how much time we have left together, but I can promise that whatever is left of your life will be better than the part that’s already passed. This thing with heroin, this whole addiction cycle, has become way too familiar to me. It already has turned into a destructive lifestyle for a lot of people out there– probably even some people that you went or go to school with.
It Does More Harm Than Good
If anyone ever tries to tell you that getting high feels good just stop them in their tracks and tell them they’re wrong. It doesn’t feel good, no matter how much you want to believe it does– at least not in the long run. In the beginning, sure, it feels great – that’s what draws a lot of people into this trap. But soon enough everything starts going downhill fast. The only thing that comes from this is a sickly body, an aching soul, and deep dark secrets that will eventually destroy all your most cherished relationships if you allow them to dictate your life. Don’t let drugs take over your mind or they will control you until you have lost sight of who you’re anymore. And please don’t wait until they’ve gotten their claws so deeply embedded in your life that you’re too far gone to find any way out.
It Can Be Done
Do something now while there is still time! Get some help. And don’t let those closest to you turn their backs on you because it might be hard for them to understand what getting clean really means. They probably think it’s just quitting drugs and alcohol, and for some addicts, quitting can be easy. But there is so much more to this than just quitting and putting an end to a lifestyle of bad decisions and making a commitment to not keep going down this road. If you’re hooked on heroin, you have the largest battle ahead of you that anyone could ever have to face. My advice is to look inside yourself for strength because if your own family can’t give you enough of it then there’s no way in hell that anyone outside of your immediate circle will be able to either. It’s such an exhausting struggle; one that will drain every last ounce of energy out of you. I know how hard it is for you because I used to be in your shoes, wearing the same set of crumbled-up clothes with no money in my pocket and a sickly thin frame that was growing weaker every day until someone told me to get help. It’s never too early or too late– no one could ever tell me that when I was only 18 years old dying on the floor from an overdose.
It doesn’t matter how long ago it was, or what you might be going through right now– there is a way out. It may not seem like it but your life isn’t over, and you still have more to give to this world while learning from some of the mistakes that you’ve made. It’s never too late to turn things around either-even if it seems like no one can help you, somewhere deep inside yourself lies a strength that only you could ever possess from overcoming adversity in the past. Don’t let your past define who you will become in the future! Ready to get started? Call us today at 954-523-1167.