June 21st was the four year anniversary of my daughter's father's suicide.
Every year around this time, I'm reminded of what mental illness and drug addiction does to people - and what it does to the friends and family of an addict. While drug addiction did not directly lead to my ex's death, I have always felt that he would have been more likely to have gotten help for his emotional issues, had he not struggled with drug addiction for the majority of his adult life.
If you or someone you love is struggling with addiction, I want you to know that IT DOES NOT HAVE TO BE THIS WAY.
I know that Angeline's father felt that there was no hope. He felt that he was at the point of no return...and that was the farthest thing from the truth.
During my life, I've seen drug addiction in many forms. I've seen a close family member struggle with an addiction to crack cocaine. He went into treatment and recovered - someone who thought he was completely without hope is now living a happy, normal, full life. I've seen my father's old friends who struggled for years with addiction, one after the other, enter treatment and recover from their addictions.
Drugs lie, they tell the addict that there is no hope BUT THERE IS HOPE.
You just need help.
Delray Recovery Center offers drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs, consisting of group counseling sessions, individual counseling sessions, holistic therapy, twelve-step workshops, life-skills workshops and educational seminars that improves your chances of success in sobriety.
If you are struggling with addiction, or know someone who is struggling with addiction, please know that there is help out there - and that there is a way out of the hopelessness and despair.
You just need help.
You can call the Delray Recovery Center for more information on the recovery programs available at (877) 503-0850, or by completing their contact form here.
My heart goes out to your daughter ((((HUGS)))
Amazing... I had no idea you and your daughter had been through this.
So happy that there are recovery centers for people to get help for the diseases of addiction.
things like this can be so heartbreaking but good to see there's help out there for those to turn to
Drugs and alcohol ruin lives until treatment is sought out. Delray Recovery Center really cares about their patients, and they go the extra mile to make each treatment turn into a complete recovery!