Choosing Life Over Addiction

What choices for your life do you have if you are addicted? You score. You take the drug. Family matters take second place. You score again. You take more drugs. Family matters take another step backwards. Your behavior changes and you can’t control your temper. Your outlook shifts from generally alright to a fierce need. Your disposition grates on others. Eventually you don’t even see the people around you because you are so focused on getting the next hit. Face it, addiction takes you down a terrible road.

What happened to your life? You used to have a good job, but now you don’t. You used to have an income. Now you don’t, so you start to steal. Meanwhile you body starts to deteriorate, but nothing matters except your next fix. It could be a beautiful day for a game of tennis, but you could care less. The home team is playing and you promised the kids you’d take them, but you never do. What happened to caring for others you love?

Your life has been hijacked by drugs, whether from an overused prescription or a whim just to see what heroin, cocaine or meth felt like. You’re not alone because millions of Americans are addicted to drugs and alcohol. It’s not your fault either. Drugs mess up your brain. Your tolerance builds up, so you crave more because you can’t sustain the high from the original hit. You didn’t mean to become addicted, but here you are nonetheless. No life, or rather a life of denial. It’s like you’re out in the desert looking for water, but the water you find is contaminated.  

You can get your life back by making a choice. That may sound simplistic, but it’s true. Which do you want: drugs, physical and mental decline, an overdose and maybe death? Would work to get clean, to establish a sound recovery plan, and a life ahead in which you can feel joy, sorrow, grief and pleasure be preferable?

Your choice, of course, must be a promising future, but the drugs will try to keep you from that wise decision. You are going to need help. There are many recovery programs, therapists, medical professionals, recovery meetings available. When you choose a better life for yourself you are also choosing a better life for those who love you like your family and friends.

“Instead of looking at the past, I put myself ahead twenty years and try to look at what I need to do now in order to get there then.” –Diana Ross

Infinity Malibu is a haven where you will develop meaningful connections with therapists and patients, explore healthy boundaries and coping strategies, and tap into your infinite potential. Let your new life begin today by calling Infinity Malibu at 888-266-9048.

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