Walk a mile in my shoes. Lifes a bitch. Remember you get out of it what you put in. Addiction took over my life more than 10 years ago. Some people dont understand what addiction is, they just cant wrap their minds around it....so walk a mile in my shoes.
It takes over your life, every aspect. It's like having a jail cell in your back pocket. You fall into a well. Blinders on. All you can think of is your next high....or just to take them from being sick. You lose everything. I lost my way, my family, myself. What's really hard for addicts is looking in the mirror, telling yourself that it's all your fault. Admitting to yourself is the first step in recovery. Once you truly understand what your doing to yourself and the ones around you then the road opens up.
In 2013 I started driving down my road to recovery. It wasnt easy. I felt alone even though I had and have the best support in the world. Without @jade_coggin, @buddycoggin, @dcfranks53 the road would have been much longer, rougher. My wife has been a rock, the best wife a man could ask for. She has helped me more than I could ever thank her.
They make all these pain killers to mask the pain, not actually fixing the problem. Why? Money plain and simple. Then they make the drugs to get you off them only to be addicted to them. It's a harsh ugly circle, got to open your mind before you see the real issues.
Took me this long, making awful decisions to find myself. Why am I doing this? Because there are millions of people just like me dealing with the same damn issues. Some may not have the best support system in the world. They may be taking the trip by themselves. But your not alone. Dont feel like you cant change or fix the problem. Dont be afraid of what's to come, embrace the challenge. Pick yourself up, God has a bigger plan for you. Dont let something so small control something so big, like your life. Talk to people about it, keeping it in is the worst thing you can do. Dont carry that jail cell around, break the hell out and live your life the way it was intended. Time is all it takes, 10 years later I let myself out of jail. #addictionrecovery#rearview#goodtimes#yournotalone#walkamile
As this week nears its end, I can’t help but reflect on this wonderful experience. Thank you all for allowing and supporting my journey through a small patch of our beautiful state. I 💚 NJ. This is @idr888 signing off for @jerseycollective