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This is where I and many others are coming from. Hope you can relate and share and take something from this.

by Joe
(Canada)

Addiction and mental health advocates:

I am your best friend and your worst enemy
I will always be around on every corner
I will comfort you when you feel lonely
I am stronger than you at your weakest moments
I dont care about the life you lead
I will see that and take advantage of it
I am smarter than you there is no equation
My power is so mighty this you cant deny
I will kick you and kick you then hug you and say im sorry
I am the best answer but the worst solution
Your health and future mean nothing to me
I am the only one who matters and will tell you your not sick
If you dont believe me feed on my fruit it is forbidden
We can walk down the path to hell
Ill hold your hand when everyone is gone
There is no limit to how far we can go
Until you are there and i have tricked you
Now its time to recover and start back over from the top.

The cycle of addiction is mind blowing and baffling. It affects every single family in the world. I wrote this from a personified addiction perspective letting others know as im sure they already do, how powerful this disease really is.

I have alot more to share but not at this time. All I know is that there is a better solution and ive experienced it and lived it first hand. But one always must have the back door locked. You never know when this powerful force will sneak in if you leave it unlocked. Ive seen great people dissipate and plummet in comparison to the force of addiction. To all that are struggling reach out, get help and end this as soon as you can. There are some great success stories out there and it can be beat. I will become one of them in time.

Thats it for now.
Thanks for reading.

Anonymous

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Feel very said!
by: Debbie Wicker

Dear Joe,

You really captured the essence of addiction and also, I think, explained why ending addiction is SO difficult. There are some really inspirational stories out there and hopefully you will become one of those stories too.

Thanks so much for sharing this with is and I hope it reaches many who need it,

Debbie

Stay Strong
by: Anonymous

It sounds like you really get it. Now make sure to put in the work to overcome this. Life is a precious gift and you only get one chance. Do it right from here on in. People need advocates not more victims who can't let it go. You have strength. Just say NO. All the best.

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