• Anna

The Insanity of Addiction

Updated: May 8, 2020

Which is harder to break? The physiological or the psychological addiction...detox takes care of the physiological piece. The psychological however, is something completely determined by the willingness to change; both consciously and subconsciously.

There was a point I would’ve held my breath to ensure my next bottle, (the only subconscious basic requirements on Maslow’s hierarchy of needs to survive). This part of addiction, is where insanity completely takes over, behaviors and thoughts are driven by the obsession. Nothing, and I mean nothing, matters or comes before that next fix. All of this, I would never wish upon anyone or anything. Until freed from that obsession, I had willingly signed my soul over to the devil and was drinking myself into an early grave.

1.) Finally having enough

2.) Freedom from the obsession

3.) Choices

4.) Change

5.) Blind faith

6.) Perseverance

7.) Unconditional love

8.) Elise Corinne

9.) My wife

10.) My family

Trying to understand the thoughts and actions of someone in active addiction and setting expectations of “just stopping”. Sounds about as productive as brushing your teeth with a mouth full of Oreos; frustrating to say the least and usually ends with a bigger mess than you started. If the willingness is there, getting them to detox (safely), where they can be monitored and have an opportunity to deal with the emotional and mental crap to finally be set free, and be the person God always had intended is essential. I’m not saying it’s going to be easy, but it will be worth it.

Yours truly,


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