I never wanted to get addicted to drugs. It all started with my friend’s bachelor trip. I definitely enjoyed the effects of the drug but I knew it was a onetime thing. A few days later, I went to a party where my friends insisted that I should get high. I tried drugs for the second time that day. It was a different feeling. You tend to lose the sense of reality and everything seems better. The hassles of everyday life take a backseat and you enter a different zone altogether. This happened a few times and every time I decided that it was going to be the last time I consumed drugs. Before I realised, I was addicted to it. I tried hard to get rid of it but whenever I felt uneasy, it was the most obvious thing to do. It helped me calm down and I instantly felt better. Very soon it was a part of my daily life. I found a supplier near my office and he helped me to replenish the stash. The addiction continued for about 5 years during which I lost a lot of money and many friends. I was not proud of the habit and I hated my friends for introducing me to it. I started hating my life. I wanted to commit suicide but didn’t have the guts to do it. I wanted to bring an end to my addiction and lead a normal life but once you get addicted, it is impossible to stop taking drugs.
One day a colleague saw me buying drugs from the seller and he knew that I was taking drugs. He decided to confront me the next day. I denied it at first but he told me he had been a victim too. I was surprised as well as relieved to find someone in the same boat. That is when I found out about Safe House Wellness Retreat. Since I wanted to get rid of the addiction, I visited Safe House as soon as possible. The decision was not very easy. I had to take a break from work. I had to stay away from my closed ones. Every day I cursed myself for letting myself fall into this vicious trap but the educational lectures at Safe House made me realise that it was normal to get addicted to drugs. I was not a bad person. The sessions with the psychiatrists made me regain the lost confidence. I started meditating to control my mind. I woke up early in the morning every day to meditate, which was then followed by breakfast. Although it was very difficult, I tried to follow the routine every day. I had to get my life back on track. My dreams could not die a slow death because of a wrong decision. After a few months, I started feeling better. I did not feel the urge to take drugs anymore. I started a new life and I haven’t looked back ever since.
I’ve noticed that once you get addicted to drugs, a feeling of self-hatred takes over your mind. You hate yourself for getting drawn to drugs. I want to tell every drug addict out there that they are not wrong. They are normal people who have taken just one wrong decision and it is very much possible to get back on track. So do not loathe yourself. Instead, get yourself enrolled in a correction centre. Safe House is a haven and it can help you start a new life. You just have to take a step in the right direction and Safe House will take care of the rest.