Let's hear it for @a.k.deen 👏 "God said to me. @a.k.deen "Write the most raw, the most realistic, heart wrenching, and heartwarming novel on addiction. Show those who are close-minded that it’s truly a disease. Open their eye’s my child, and I promise I’ll be with you every step of the way.”
I’ve been fighting this for months now, doubting myself and procrastinating. Can I really write this? Am I good enough? Will I do it right? Will it make a difference?
But God kept at me and finally I listened when I stumbled upon this …
“In order for God to use our painful experiences, we must be willing to share them.”
Being married to an addict I’ve been through many ordeals and mountains of learning experiences. I used to believe like many others that if he loved me enough he would stop, but of course that’s not the truth. It wasn’t until he was in rehab that I went to Alanon meetings where MY EYES WERE OPENED up to the devastating disease. I’m proud to say he’s now 7 years SOBER!
June 2016. After 10 years of struggling with her addiction, my little sister passed away from an accidental overdose. The drug that took her life was IMODIUM. Never heard over it? Neither did I. Google Imodium Overdoses and spread the word! I held her when she was taken off life support, and I talked to her as she flew home.
As for me? I’ve always known that I have an addictive personality, and I know with addiction being in my family that I could easy go down that route. I never abused drugs, I was drunk once in my life when I was 16 and never again since. I don’t like the feeling of being out of control. But something happened to me a few months ago that opened my eyes. Something I’m not at liberty to share right now, but when I can I will. It was the biggest mistake of my life, but at the same time the best mistake I ever made, because it saved my life. God said to me. “My dear child, I have not shamed you, I am offering you my hand. And if you take it I promise you I will never. Ever. Let it go.” Later that day I reached out for the help I needed and in the past 70 days I’ve never felt more alive, in all my life. #sobriety #soberlife #recovery #recoverystories #wedorecover