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    A Walk In An Addict's Shoes
    When I went to jail, I was not confined to a cell; I was confined by my mind, to my own personal hell.
    When you are an addict, the drugs are only a mere symptom of your disease; Do not get it twisted, please.
    Addiction is not based upon using nor drinking; It is an error in the individual's thinking.
    It affects the mind; To reality, the addict is blind.
    Addicts are obsessive and compulsive; Their decisions are impulsive. To you, their behavior may seem repulsive.
    Before you judge an addict based on their behaviors, light me give you insight to their personal endeavors.
    Addicts are insecure; Feeling different and less than brings them internal pain to endure.
    Addicts have an internal void; Everything inside of them feels destroyed.
    Addicts search to fulfill that empty space; Thus self-centeredness is what they face.
    This search leads to unsuccessful attempts; The addict becomes filled with resentments.
    With the addict's feelings being their personal concern, they are inable to deal with life on life's term.
    Due to their feelings being extreme highs and lows, their minds are consumed Voices within tell them that they are doomed.
    Denial and self-pity are every addict's friend and enemy; Awareness of the two are part of their remedy.
    Addicts run from their feelings out of fear; Their pain is bound within by every uncried tear.
    With addicts, their built up resentments are lingering; Isolating becomes their preference over mingling.
    By the addict's denial of their mental quandaries, the addict is condemned; They turn to other sources in order to fend.
    Some addicts seek a significant other; Some addicts seek gambling, sex, or go even further.
    When these manifestations fail, in order to escape their disease's conviction, addicts turn to alcohol or drugs and start a new manifestation of their addiction.
    This becomes their solution to escaping reality; Little do they know about its brutality.
    Addiction takes the addict over full force; The streets become their greatest source.
    Now comes their own personal walk through hell; For that next fix, our own souls us addicts would sale.
    You probably are confused as to how a substance controls the abuser, but in reality, the addict is the abused; By the drugs, the addict is the one being used. Now place yourself in their shoes.
    The substance appears as an angel in disguise; It takes you by surprise.
    You are left feeling euphoric after your first consumption; It is harmless is your assumption.
    Before you know it, you wake up drenched in sweat; Cramps and insomnia are next, on this, I'd bet.
    Do not fret; The disease already has a plan set.
    The voices whisper, "Take one more, you can metaphorically soar, and your pain will go out the door."
    One leads to two; Only to the dope game are you true.
    In the cycle, you are trapped; Until something inside of you is snapped.
    You seek help in desperation; From yourself you need salvation. You are the monster of your disease's creation.
    Despite wanting to change, life without drugs now seems strange.
    You will slip and fall, until, upon the fellowship of NA or AA, you call.
    Chemo is to cancer as NA and AA are to addiction; You must work a program in order to be free from your disease's conviction, and your state of dereliction.
    I hope this has helped you to see, things are not always what they appear to be.
    To you, this may be news; You should not judge others, until you have placed yourself in their shoes.
    #RECOVERY (Written on 10/11/2016 while I was in treatment.)

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    Chamanna,

    Welcome to our heroin and drug addiction forum community and thanks for sharing a piece you wrote while you were in addiction treatment. I know many members of our community will be able to relate to this, as do I. Addiction affects so many and so many people die from it each and every day, especially those indulging in harder drugs like heroin, Cocaine, methamphetamine, etc. It's so sad.

    So how long have you been in recovery?

    Peace and Love,

    William
    Publisher of Kill the Heroin Epidemic Nationwide™, Heroin News and the National Alliance of Addiction Treatment Centers.

    Find a Prescreened Addiction Treatment Center & Drug Rehab Facility

    Visit our Heroin Addiction & Recovery Blog for daily articles.

    I do my best to educate myself regarding addiction and recovery related issue, treatment options, etc. however, I am not a medical professional. All opinions are my own and any advice you take from me is at your own risk and discretion

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    • #3
      Real insight love it, we are what we are and u nailed it.
      We got to fill the void that left us destroyed.

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      • #4
        Wish u continued success 630 am almost no sleep but sober and listening to music which was my first REAL high and by far the best. Everyone had one, and just my personal opinion its one of.the true keys to finding long lasting peace and sanity 🎸

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        • #5
          Time to Confess,

          Music is great and a wonderful way to release stress. It really does create some kind of natural "high" and it's certainly a healthy way to cope with stress and other emotional turmoil. How have you been doing?

          Peace and Love,

          William
          Publisher of Kill the Heroin Epidemic Nationwide™, Heroin News and the National Alliance of Addiction Treatment Centers.

          Find a Prescreened Addiction Treatment Center & Drug Rehab Facility

          Visit our Heroin Addiction & Recovery Blog for daily articles.

          I do my best to educate myself regarding addiction and recovery related issue, treatment options, etc. however, I am not a medical professional. All opinions are my own and any advice you take from me is at your own risk and discretion

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