Only you can answer this question.
Not the fact that it will be easy. Throughout our use, we kept repeating to ourselves: “I can handle it.” Even if at first this was true, now it is no longer so. Drugs have dealt with us. We lived to use and we used to live. Simply put, an addict is a person whose life is dominated by drugs.
Maybe you admit that you have a drug problem, but you don’t consider yourself an addict. Each of us already has an idea of what an addict is. There is no shame in being addicted if you start taking positive action. If our problems are close to you, perhaps our solution will also be close to you. Here are the questions that were written by recovering addicts from Narcotics Anonymous. If you are asking yourself the question, “Am I an addicted?”, Read these questions and answer them as honestly as you can.
“Am I an addicted?” – only you can answer this question. We found out that each of us answered “yes” to some of these questions. It wasn’t the number of yes answers that mattered, but what we felt deep down and how addiction affected our lives was more important. Some of these questions don’t even have the word “drugs”. The fact is that addiction is an insidious disease that affects all areas of our lives, even those that, at first glance, have little to do with drugs.What matters is not so much what different drugs we used, but why we used them and what they did to us. When we first read these questions, we were afraid to even think that “addicts” are about us. Some of us tried to brush aside such thoughts and said, “Come on, these questions are pointless,” or “I’m not like that. I know that I use drugs, but “addict” is not about me.It’s just that I have serious problems in the emotional sphere, or in the family, or at work “, or” I just have a difficult period now and I need to come to my senses “, or work, and so on. ”If you are an addict, before you can make any progress on the road to recovery, you must first of all admit that you have a drug problem. These questions, when asked honestly, can show you how drug use has made your life unmanageable.Addiction is a disease, without recovery it has only one end – prison, hospital or death. Many of us came to Narcotics Anonymous because the drugs stopped giving us what we needed. Addiction takes away our pride, respect for ourselves, family, loved ones, and even our desire to live. If you have not yet reached this point in your addiction, you do not need to reach it. We found out that our own personal hell is inside us. If you need help, you can find it at Narcotics Anonymous.“We were looking for an answer when we asked for help and found Narcotics Anonymous. We came to our first NA meeting defeated, not understanding what awaited us. After sitting in one or more meetings, we began to feel that people care, that they are willing to help. Even though reason told us that it wouldn’t work, people in the community gave us hope by repeating that recovery was possible. Surrounded by the same addicts, we realized that we are no longer alone. Recovery is what happens in our meetings. Our lives are at stake. It became clear to us that when you put recovery first, the program works. We were faced with three difficult conclusions:
The main weapon of recovery is the recovering addict