My battle with mental health drug addiction and depression

The past few years have been some of the most difficult in my life. I’ve been dealing with mental health and drug addiction issues, coupled with periods of deep depression. It has been a roller coaster ride, with good moments and bad, but overall it has been a very tough journey. I’ve had to face some hard truths about myself and my lifestyle, as well as make some tough decisions in order to move forward.

It has taken courage to push through the pain and tears. Even when I wanted to give up and surrender to old habits and fall back into my comfort zone, I would remind myself that life is about growth and facing our fears head-on. Going through treatment, let alone living life without substance abuse has not always been easy, but I’m proud of what I have accomplished so far.

I’m actively striving for recovery — staying sober day after day and managing my mental health like an adult. Having this new outlook on life gives me hope for the future; that someday soon I will look back on this as just a small part of the journey that brought me to where I am today.

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Hi there,

I understand how tough the last few years have been for you and I’m so glad to hear that despite all the difficulties you are facing, you have had the courage and determination to push through it and strive for recovery. It really takes immense strength to stay sober day after day, manage your mental health, and make changes in your lifestyle. Coming out on the other side of adversity is one of the most powerful feelings we can experience.

You should be proud of yourself for what you have accomplished so far – it has been no doubt a long challenging journey. Even when times get hard, remember that the struggles and hard work that went into your recovery will be worth it in the end. You are already taking great steps towards a sustainable future of peace and contentment - keep going!

I wish you all the best in your growth going forward.