Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram & the Kennebec Journal are doing a 10 day piece on Maine's opiate/heroin epidemic. sometimes I forget that I was lost too. I never planned on becoming an addict, but while looking for a way to feel ok again, I discovered opiates. my purpose now as a drug addict was to slowly numb myself from a life I didn't think I deserved anymore, no matter the cost. the path that I had taken could have easily lead to my death, because for me it was a perfect plan for a suicide I could never go through with.
but somewhere inside me I still carried hope that I deserved to live a happy guilt free life. it's taken a couple times for me to find my way back but I'm happy that it's stuck this time. there is always hope in recovery if you let yourself see it. ❤
for every life lost to heroin, I remember you and will fight for you. for every addict still suffering, I feel for you and I'm here for hope. for every person affected by this drug and this disease, YOU ARE NOT ALONE.
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