Tuesday, 23 April 2013
After a 24-hour emotional roller coaster that ended with my body going into shock, this is what I have to say about addiction:
I hate addiction! I really, really hate addiction.
I hate the way it sneaks in to ruin a good day.
I hate the way it hijacks good people.
I hate the way it takes kids from their parents.
I hate the way it takes parents from their kids.
I hate the way it is misunderstood and ignored while many of us suffer its effects.
I hate seeing so many families being destroyed.
I hate seeing young people become zombies looking for their next fix in order to function.
I hate the pain that comes from watching an addicted loved one slowly kill himself.
I hate how powerless I am while it continues to claim my child.
I hate that my friend has a son on life support because of this disease.
I hate that some of my friends have watched their children relapse over the past few weeks.
I hate that people have died so young because they couldn't find recovery from it.
I hate going into shock because my body is protecting itself from the emotional roller coaster called addiction.
I hate hearing how many billions of dollars pharmaceutical companies are making in the wake of the devastation that they caused to my family and others.
I hate addiction.
Written by: Rose Barbour