My battle with addiction and mental health

I have been struggling with addiction and mental health issues for a while now. It has taken its toll on me physically, emotionally, and mentally. At times, it feels like I’m taking two steps forward and one step back.

It’s been a long, difficult journey but one that I’m determined to go through in order to lead a life of sobriety and peace. Mental health and addiction can be so complex - I never realized just how hard it was going to be getting out of the cycle.

I’ve gone through rehab twice and it did help for a short time but it wasn’t until recently that I decided to really commit myself to finding better coping mechanisms and new ways of managing my emotions instead of relying on substances or unhealthy behaviours.

I’m making progress - even if sometimes it won’t seem like it - and I know that eventually to fully recover, I have to stay resilient. It’s not easy but nothing worth having ever is! Through therapy, meditation, commitment, understanding, acceptance, and honesty within myself here I am today!