Mommy, Mommy, when I grow up, I want to be an addict
Hi #Overcomers and #GateKeepers! It’s me Dr. Cyntrell, do you remember being a kid? Do you remember the big dreams? Do you remember the adventures and using your imagination? No matter how we remember our childhood “good or bad”. We all had big dreams and I doubt it had to do with struggling with addiction in adulthood. No one wants to be an addict. You start off drinking alcohol or smoking a “little pot” or even maybe experimenting with cocaine or heroin at a party with friends. You didn’t see your life spiraling out of control. You didn’t see the consequences such as serious legal issues, health issues, unemployment, problems with family members and friends. You may not even remember the person you hope to be and your future looks bleak. When it comes to alcohol and drug addict, the reality is most folks don’t make it. If you choose recovery, each time rather it’s your first or twentieth time at trying to beat your addiction—it’s a second chance.
For those unaware, an alcoholic or drug addiction is a chronic, relapsing brain disease affecting your thoughts, feelings, behaviors, health and many other serious consequences.
Discussion with my clients who are struggling with addiction?
You can have a second chance at life. There are many reason people use drugs and alcohol. In general, no amount of drug or alcohol can erase the painful memories in their past, help you feel normal, less stressed and you will never reexperience the first high. BUT, you can recover from your alcoholism and drug addiction. If you feel you cannot stop drinking alcohol or using drugs, you should seek help from a professional. You do not have to be ashamed of your addiction. You can quit and move forward with your life. Repair yourself. You can start dreaming again. Don’t limit yourself by your past behavior. You can have a good life, good career, your health, health relationship, etc. Dream again! That’s all for now,