Many of those who struggle with addiction, find it even more difficult as their families find it hard to forgive them. The best way to comprehend an addict’s experience is to try to put yourself in their position. If you have never used a day in your life, this may be difficult to do. It can be like trying to move around while wearing cement blocks on your feet all while there is a constant voice in your head telling you to do something as you fight to resist. Once it has a hold on someone, addiction becomes a vicious cycle that does not let go. There are times when a person’s destructive behaviors are so numerous, it is difficult to confront everything they have done. They can reach a point where they are unable to recognize who they are. In order to avoid being the monster they consider they have become, they will continue to use drugs or alcohol.
If you or a loved one are struggling with addiction, reach out for help before it’s too late. We help people all over the US find treatment and end the web that traps someone in addiction.
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