Hi and welcome to my site about healing from drug addiction. I have been in recovery since the beginning of 1986. I have had my share of problems learning how to cope with recovery and addiction. The road to recovery is not an easy one. These are some tools I have used to help me in my recovery.
Drug addiction is becoming a bigger problem than ever. The fact is people are looking to escape from the pain they have experienced. Far too often this starts at adolescence and only gets worse. We all have known someone who suffers from some sort of addiction at one point or another. This site was created to share some tools that has worked for me when nothing else would. Hopefully this help you or someone that you know who suffers from drug addiction.
There is some differences between drug addiction and alcohol addiction. I never put too much emphasis on this, simply because I found it only separated myself from others. I say let’s not even bother looking at why they are different. I could on and on about the various differences between various addictions,but what does that accomplish? It wasn’t until years later that I actually realized how big of a mistake it was to think of the two addictions different. So let’s not start off by disagreeing on the minor aspects of addiction.
I have been to literally thousands of AA and NA meetings over the years. The people dealing with drug addiction in NA have always been hard for me to tolerate even though I was a hard core drug addict for years. I actually got most of my recovery by going to AA meetings. I always found alcoholics to be a little more stable than drug addicts. In the beginning of my recovery I needed that little difference in stability to make it in recovery.
We all hear the horror stories about drug addictions. Yes drug addiction is an ugly thing that causes all kinds of pain and suffering. My experience has taught me that pain and suffering are absolutely necessary before the addict can even choose recovery. Just remember this site is generally about my experience with drug addiction and recovery not yours, but hopefully I can share something about recovery that will help you.