Addiction is a brain disease, not a social issue. It is a genetic, chronic, progressive disease that affects the entire family. Not just the addict. It should be viewed like any other disease and treated as such.
This is my family’s story. We have an addict that we love and cherish and miss with each passing day. You will hear about our struggles, our triumphs, our guilt, our anger and our longing for easier times. You will learn something about addiction and how it affects us in different way. The struggles are real and they are daily. Each day presents a new set of emotions and feelings. What I feel today, may be totally different tomorrow.
The purpose of this blog is to bring awareness to addiction. Many times I hear “drug addict loser this” or “crack-head loser that”. My favorite is when someone complains that a drug addict was treated, seen or given more attention than another or another’s loved one. I recently over-heard a conversation in the grocery story between a woman and the cashier. The cashier stated “To bad all the druggies don’t overdose and die”. Those addicts are people. I want to spread the message to hate the addiction and not the addicted. I am hoping readers will see the human side of drug addiction. While some are hoping drug addicts die, I am fighting every day to make sure mine doesn’t. And this is our story.