While drugs and heavy drinkingmay appear to be exciting at first, it
quickly becomes apparent that their initialnovelty soon wears off when
you find yourself physically and/or mentally addicted.
For many people it is difficult to recognize that they are addicted to
alcohol or drugs, though for friends and family around them it may be patently
obvious, until they are a long way down the road of dependency. You may be well
aware of your habit and would do anything to be free from it, but it may seem
that you are so far down the track that there is no turning back, but rest
assured, it is NEVER too late to stop something from getting worse.
If you want to quit your drug addiction don't think in terms of turning
back, retracing your steps along the journey you took along the narrow,
walled-in road to get to where you are now, but rather see your future as open
with off ramps and side roads that lead to much broader highways and opportunities
you haven't even thought of.
Your brain and body may try to tell you that you have no options, that you
must continue taking drugs and alcohol, that your life is set out before you
and can never be changed. What you need to understand is that this voice isn't
your brain at all, isn't the whole of you - it is a very small part of you, the
negative aspect that has always held you back, and there are two things you
need to know about this negative inner voice: 1. It lies, and 2. It is weaker
than you think, a raindrop in the ocean that makes up the rest of what is you.
Please use this site to help you recognize addiction, either in yourself or
someone you know, and gather a couple more tools to help squash it like the
parasite it is.