Have you ever made friends rather quickly? At first you think you have so much in common until you soon realize you have nothing to share. The ‘appearance’ of your new friend fooled you and the qualities you saw in the beginning don’t even exist. It was some deception. This often happens in basic friendships and in dating relationships as well. If you think back, you would have fought to your death with anyone who told you differently; however, the pain was dreadful when you found out it wasn’t everything you thought it was. It was a violation…a betrayal. You were hurt because the friendship went bad along with losing some self esteem in the mix. You figured your radar was correct when it was truly off. You’re left to pick up the pieces of your heart as well as feeling some self confidence was lost.
What else does the above scenario remind you of? If you’ve been in an addiction, your best best friend – your drugs and/or alcohol – gave you up. They lied to you. They said they would make you feel comforted and that they would rid you of your painful memories of times past. You quickly learned that this seemingly wonderful love affair soon became slavery and bondage that you hated…with no apparent way out. That’s what drugs do. They will stroke you, lie so boldly that they trick you, they will (at first) give you a false peace and calm…then, they will bite you & take your life as they take your loved ones hostages.
Please seek help. Contact us or contact someone else; just get help for yourself or your loved one. People in addiction don’t have tomorrow; sometimes they don’t have the next heartbeat. Death comes without warning.