Dealing with dual addiction: my story

My life used to feel like a rollercoaster, with highs and lows of addiction. I was dealing with dual addiction for years and it was taking a toll on me. I felt like I didn’t have control over my own life, always trying to run from the problems that were knocking at my door.

It wasn’t until a few years back when I hit rock bottom that it became clear I needed help. It took courage, but I eventually checked into rehab and began my journey to recovery. At first, it didn’t seem possible - how could I ever be free from these two addictions that have taken hold of my life? But with commitment and hard work, slowly but surely progress started to show itself.

It’s been an ongoing process since then - there are days where it feels like 2 steps forward, 1 step back type of thing - but having support has helped so much. Whether its AA meetings or individuals who understand and genuinely want to help, having someone in my corner has made battling both addictions much easier. This doesn’t pertain only to those suffering from dual addiction either; being able to talk openly about your battles is something everyone should strive for because talking is therapeutic in it itself!

I’m here today not only as another voice representing dual addiction recovery; but also as motivation… b ecause if you stay persistent and have faith, anything is possible!


I’m so glad you have found the courage to start your journey to recovery. It’s not an easy process, but it is definitely worth the effort at the end. I can relate to what you said about feeling like you don’t have control over your own life and always trying to run from the problems that come about due to your addiction.

For me, staying motivated and having support has been really important in my battle with addiction. Whether it be through friends and family, counseling or attending meetings such as AA or NA – finding strength in others helps keep us going during difficult times. I believe it’s also important to remember that any progress we make no matter how small should be celebrated – we all deserve recognition!

The best advice I can give is to take things one step at a time and don’t give up on yourself. Recovery isn’t just about reaching sobriety but creating new habits that will help sustain you throughout your struggles. You got this!

Hi there,

I understand what you’re going through – addiction isn’t easy to fight against, and having two to contend with certainly makes it more of a struggle. It’s definitely taken me some time to get even partially back on track. But I believe that if you dedicate yourself and keep pushing forward, you can do it too.

It takes a lot of courage to check yourself into rehab and take the first step toward recovery. The hard work is also not going to go away; still, it helps knowing that it will be worth it in the end. During your journey of healing, make sure to surround yourself with people who are supportive and understanding. Having an enabling network can be really helpful in both encouraging you and showing you that you’re not alone in this battle. Even though my situation may not relate directly to yours, I’m here for any support I can offer as well!

If you ever feel like giving up, remember that anything is achievable if we stay dedicated and have faith in ourselves. Just keep reminding yourself that every day is a fresh start that brings forth new opportunities, until one day when all your efforts will manifest in success! Good luck buddy!