Cassandra37: Do addicts dream of more than the next fix?
Addicts dream like all people held in a position against their will of freedom. They dream of not having something so small and so easily dismissed by others have such power over them. Addicts dream of safety. Addicts dream of having the inner strength to say no. Addicts dream of being treated like a real person not a piece of human waste not worthy of being saved. Addicts dream of moving on and beyond the daily horrors their lives have become. They dream of someone anyone showing them they have the strength to overcome. Addicts dream of once again being welcomed into the society that rejects them so strongly. They dream of something besides addiction filling that gaping hole in their life. Addicts dream of being complete on their own. Addicts dream of no more or less than a person in a situation beyond their control. Addicts dream of hope and freedom. Who are we to deny such dreams?
Sirenhead00: As an addict myself, I dream about being comfortable in my own skin. About having meaningful relationships with people who are good for me to be around. The stigma around addicts is fuelled by the media who demonize an addict as being a horrible person with no morals, who are incapable of feeling any emotion. We feel 100 times more than normal people. Unfortunately we're incapable of dealing with it and that's why we turn to drugs or other vices
btrickinya03: That is the most compassionate outlook on such a demonized yet important subject. Thank you i needed to read this.
Blackshoes: Addicts can get help and forgiveness', all the have to do is to move towards the light of Jesus At the bottom of a pit all one should do is look up', and stop denying that rope of help that always there!
Never forget the early bird gets the worm God doesn't throw the worms into the nest
(Edited by Blackshoes)
AretoNyx: For those of other religions and nonreligious views there is still help. Why blame those that are addicts as it does not help but hopefully many get support they need.
rich_beatty: Iv been recovering from addiction since January 1984. Yes I’m that old. I can’t believe how my life has changed. I became a heath care professional in 1991, an RN. I instantly gain a lot of respect and attention from the opposite sex. I was also sexually compulsive, in remission since 1989. Because my higher power freed me from the control of addiction I’ve been a success professionally. I found my soul mate in 1995, married and seas blessed with children. Now grand and great grand children. I’m still an addict. If I forget that I will loose everything I’ve gained. I wish I could hug all people in recovery right now. I love and need you all. We are the products of god grace and mercy.