Addiction is an unexplainable challenge that I have lived with for most of my life. My heart feels so much sorrow for the hurting souls that I never saw again, some their bodies shutdown, many are behind bars once again, and even more I will never know what happened to them.
In my addiction that took many forms I have flatlined more times I remember. I don't know why i am still alive; it seems to be beyond measures that the medical field can explain.
I feel so much hurt when I hear of another loss, another life taken from such a powerful obsession. I wish i could say that I have been lifted from the pain of living with such agony, however, i can say that life is beautiful and sobriety can be achieved for most. I say most so those who have lost a loved one can understand that unless you felt what was in control of their mind, body, and will to fight and vacancy of worth that seemed unattainable. The loved one that you lost did feel sorrow for the thought of not being there, but they saw no other way to deal with emotion [good or painful] they, as I have before thought that last lethal punishment was the only choice.
Treat everyone you encourage with kindness.