Most of those who have never tried drugs often say that they will never do drugs for any reason. Well, sometimes this iron-clad will can sometimes falter, especially during times of great emotional crisis, since this can lead you to do drugs out of the desire to escape reality. While we have heard stories about how people’s lives have fallen because of drug use, there are those who have struggled and eventually won the battle against addiction.
These success stories have one thing in common — regret. Those who have recovered from their drug addiction regret doing it in the first place, since they have been made aware of the damage that it brought to their body as well as their social lives. The sense of shame that this gives them gives them the motivation to try and fight the tide of addiction.
Of course, treatment is sometimes too hard a process for some, and most patients tend to give up halfway, thinking that the craving is too powerful to fight. However, one way of winning this battle is to look at the lives of other drug addicts. How are they faring in their lives? Did drugs actually help them become better people? Did the circumstances change after they used drugs? Reflecting upon these questions can help the person see their own situation for themselves, and also constitute part of the drive to recover from addiction.
In most cases, this battle can take years, and many lose hope as months and years pass by. But the important thing to remember about drug recovery is to stay motivated, and look at the life ahead, as well as the possible life wasted if one chooses to stick with drugs. Too much can be sacrificed because of it, and oftentimes it is never worth the exchange.