As addicts, this game called addiction is a brutal one, it will take complete control of your life if you let it! And every addict is at a different stage of dependency all mostly due to a number of factors, such as childhood how we were raised if we were abuse both mentally or sexually, etc, etc has a lot to driving people to drugs to hide from their past pains.
this is just one of the many reasons why people indulge into drugs eventually turning toward dependence on the substance of choice!
Oh how it always starts off with a complete innocent utopia covering up the pains of the past. At glance this seems awesome but in reality you become a slave to your choice of substance. You soon find yourself doing things that you would not normally do to keep this dopamine which triggers the neurotransmitter of the brain into this artificial utopia.
This is every addicts own personal hell that they all seem to fall into. Needing to, or believing they must keep this cycle going?
The things addicts do to keep this cycle going is first , lie to themselves and once they do this to themselves it is much easier for them to do it to family and friends turning their whole life into one big lie itself! In the long run they will find themselves an outcast in their own family believing that they are not even loved or understood! Not loved no, maybe not understood due to the fact that the family or friends are lacking knowledge about drug addiction?
So if you are a family member or friend of an addict and don’t quit understand why they keep doing it, please research addiction and that will be a start to maybe understanding why they do what they do. One most understand the enemy, (in this case addiction) to conquer, for even their own sake through this journey and relationship with the addict so life can run smoother, life is hard itself!
My advise is, that it is their battle and it is their life and prayer will help out in your end and understand that there is a greater power and reason for all. You can’t help them, only hold their hand through their battle!
And if you are an addict, your family does love you, they might not understand your disease that you have? But in reality they are your blood and they do love you. Only you will do your self harm if you cast them out of your life, trust me on this, they are your greatest allies in this spiritual war!
This is again all a part of the personal hell that addicts face daily, even choosing to be homeless instead seeking help from love ones! What I mean by help is for them not to keep enabling this disease of addiction, but to encourage you to provide a safe environment for one as soon as they make that right choice of freedom from this curse and lie that they are under!
This game, you really don’t want to play, and if you are my advice is get out while you can
Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who love us.
Romans 8: 37