I often see people discussing drug addiction on social media. A lot of people feel no sympathy or pity to the ones who are addicted, as they feel that they have brought all of their troubles on themselves. While this may be true, there is often a root cause of addiction. A generally happy and well adjusted person doesn’t set out to become addicted. I am speaking from experience, because my sister ended up looking at some Florida substance abuse treatment centers because of her own addiction to drugs.
We all knew that she had a problem, even though she tried to hide it from us. We tried to talk with her about it, but she would blow us off when we did. It was not until our grandfather had a heart attack that she broke down and realized she needed help. Grandpa is going to be just fine, but it was touch and go for a while. He is the one who was able to finally get through to her. She confided in me about her drug abuse, and I realized that there were things that had happened in her life that none of us were even aware of.
We had no idea she had been fighting so many demons, and that drugs helped her to win some of those battles, at least for a little while. She knew she needed help, and we were able to get her into a treatment center. The first thing she had to do was go through detox, which was very painful for her. But, once that was done, the real healing was able to be started. She had a psychologist who was able to help her get to the root of her own problems, and therapy sessions with other drug addicts really helped her too. She has had such success through detox and rehab that she is going to become a social worker now to help others who struggle with life too.