Drug abuse will take so much more than you realize. It will take your ability to choose, communicate and interact with others. You are lucky if the only kind of pain you ever experience is physical because the emotional trauma from a drug addiction will drown you and everyone you ever cared about. However, your addiction will not define you unless you let it. You take what has happened to you and use your experience to help and empower others.
This will not be easy but the path of recovery never is. Recovering patients often find that seeking forgiveness from others is one of the hardest parts of healing. Don’t let this discourage you because in the end all you can do is ask for forgiveness from those you hurt to truly set yourself free. Here are some ways to gain forgiveness.