Whether you are addicted yourself or you know someone who is suffering, addiction likely affects you on some level. Being addicted is like a long, agonizing rollercoaster that degrades your quality of life over a span of months, years, and sometimes decades. Each high is followed by a new low.
It can be easy for someone who is not addicted to say to those who are that they should “just quit”. Like Shia LaBeouf, they scream, “Just do it!!“. If it were that easy, it wouldn’t be called addiction. I think we can all do a little better at being kind, understanding and patient towards each other.
If you are addicted, you probably feel like nothing can help you. You’ve probably tried to quit many times with varying success, but you still seem to fall again. However, there are many individuals who have found a way to escape their addictions. It was definitely not easy for these people, but they’ve found a way that can and does work. You can watch some of them tell their own stories in a new series of videos on Youtube. The playlist can be found by following this link:
If you or someone you know is addicted, please consider watching these videos. They are intense and raw — but full of hope at the same time.