Motivational Meditation Monday: Keep Calm & Know The Facts
Today kicks off National Drug Facts Week (NDFW)!
January 26 –February 1, 2015
Know The Facts
I have come to love programs like NDFW, because they help share real facts and raw truths about drug abuse as well as addiction. When I was growing up the major program we had was called DARE, and it was taught by law enforcement officers that didn’t really know the facts about drug addiction. Slogans like “Just Say No” were used often and became very confusing to teens like me who couldn’t say no to that drink or drug – even when they wanted to.
I use to be in denial about my alcohol use and would think that I could put it down whenever I wanted to. I just didn’t want to, yet. When I finally decided that I wanted to put it down, I couldn’t. This would go on for years and because of the lack of education and understanding about alcoholism/addiction, I thought there was just something very morally wrong with me. It wasn’t until I went into treatment that I realized I didn’t suffer from a lack of morals, I suffered from the disease of alcoholism and that was why I couldn’t just say no. This was a huge relief for me as I am sure many others, but yet America is still in the dark about what addiction really is. This is why it’s so important for us to help shatter the myth about drug addiction and continue to spread awareness about the disease of addiction.
Today I do not believe there is anything wrong with me as a person for being an alcoholic. I just have an allergy to alcohol that makes me react differently. I believe that I was given the gift of alcoholism because I was able to not just recover, but help others recover, too. My alcoholism allowed me to rediscover myself and find true happiness in this life and that’s pretty cool.
If you are in denial about your drug use or drinking, it’s time to know that facts and get help.
Contact us today for more information on how you can recover from drug addiction and alcoholism. 1-800-861-1768.
Written By: Watershed AshlingTags: drug facts, keep calm, national drug facts week, Watershed Ashling