Addiction does not discriminate. It does not care how old you are, what color your skin is, or if you live in a nice house. Addiction does not care if you are a teacher, nurse, mechanic, mother, brother, or student. This disease is just like any other illness. It can hit you like a ton of bricks out of nowhere or its presence can be known as long as you can remember. Addiction is not concerned with who takes the drugs or alcohol either; it is going to invade your life whether you struggle with it or someone you love does. Somehow, some way, addiction is affecting your life and my life right this very second.
So what do we do with something so powerful and mind boggling? It can change the person you are or person you know. It can cripple the ability to work, to be a parent, a spouse, or a friend. It can tear a family apart. Addiction can take everything important to you. You or someone you love can lose a life.
That’s why we have to fight back. We have to fight back with everything we have. This is not something to come against lightly. This is LIFE OR DEATH. We have to come together as a family, as a community, as a nation because addiction is coming at every one of us in your state, in your neighborhood, and in your home. We need to stand up and face addiction.
Face it and fight it together. United, we can overcome addiction, one life at a time. We will make a difference.
Here are some ways you can join the movement to overcome addiction:
- Educate yourself about addiction and recovery
- Reach out to local community programs
- Donate to local alcohol & drug programs
- Volunteer/Join Support Groups
- Spread Awareness about Addiction
- Open up the conversation with family and friends
- Be supportive if you know someone who is battling addiction
If you or someone you know is suffering from drug or alcohol addiction, please know there is hope. For more information, there is always someone available at Oaks Recovery. Call us any time of day or night: (864) 538-4569.