Recovery gave me everything drugs promised.
Now, before you shake your head in disgust, let me explain.
When I found drugs (and alcohol) they seemed to solve EEEEEEVERY problem I had in my life.
I was somehow instantly smarter, stronger, sexier, more confident, able to "cope" with life better - basically I thought I became a "better" version of myself since I wasn't as shackled by my soul-crushing insecurities and low self-esteem.
And for a while, the drugs worked in fixing those problems for me.
Then the consequences started to come - not just legal or physical consequences - but emotional, mental, and spiritual consequences.
Those feelings of drug induced euphoria turned way to crippling depression and suicidal thoughts.
Feeling at ease with myself turned into being even more insecure and worrying what others thought of me unless I was totally annihilated on substances.
The ability to "cope" with life turned into me being unable to do my damn laundry without getting loaded first.
Then I found Recovery...and that's when I found the things I thought drugs were giving me.
Today I have something resembling self-esteem and self-confidence.
Today I am able to handle life on life's terms with my head held high.
Today I am secure with myself and proud of how I live my life.
For that I am truly grateful and I owe it all to my Recovery!
As you can see, Recovery is working out for me.
I also workout in my Recovery and YOU CAN TOO!
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