JUST FOR TODAY STATION
Hello again. In the previous chapter,, I presented part of the story of my friend Eduardo. His experience as an addict and the acceptance of his illness, he increased the faith and commitment to move forward into a new life. On this occasion, I bring a little more of the story of Eduardo. Memories of life that seek call the dreaded scourge of drugs. Here continues his story:
It was a rainy afternoon in town and Eduardo wandered down the street hoping clockwise will advance as fast as possible to finish another day of anguish, suffering and depression. Only one thing It did him are in peace , he had spent a day without drugs. Just for one more day, he did take comfort and move on. He had already identified the problem and of course, had the desire to stop using, but did not know exactly how. Due to the nature of their addiction, his whole personality was focused on getting, using, and how to find a way to get more. All personality traits reinforced this obsession with himself. It was so egocentric, trying to rule his life by manipulating people and circumstances to their advantage. He had lost control. Although he knew he was self-destructing, obsession drugs repeatedly forced him against his will and his basic instinct of survival. Completely alienated and desperate, he stopped fighting and accept that he was an addict, that his life was completely unmanageable and had no control over the disease. His willpower could not change his sick body that craved drugs compulsively. His self-control could not change his sick mind obsessed with consuming substances that alter your mood, to escape reality. Even his highest ideals could transform her sick, cunning, insidious, and totally self-centered spirit. As soon as he could accept the reality of his impotence, he no longer needed drugs. This acceptance of his condition was the key to his recovery.
The acceptance of his helplessness and ungovernability of his life left him with the need to find a more powerful his disease to change him self-destructive nature force. Eduardo on his quest to get out of addiction, attended therapeutic groups. There, people who knew him said they had found a power greater than their addiction: accept change and stop using “just for today”. One day at a time. These people met Eduardo, were kept clean for months and years even, no longer wanted to consume. They told him he could lose the desire to take drugs to live “just for today”. He had no choice but to believe them. He had tried doctors, psychiatrists, hospitals, job changes, divorce and everything had failed. He seemed hopeless, but with time and living “just for today”, saw hope. He found faith needed to begin to change.
At this point, Eduardo had stopped using, but yet or thought he could live without drugs. He still thought and felt like an addict, just not consumed. His personality and character were the same as always. He needed to change or need to consume again. He had accepted his condition and believed that he could recover. With the help of his family and himself, he decided to put his life and his will to God. That was a decisive step demanded acceptance continues to recover the faith he had lost years ago.
The decision to place his life in the care of a supreme being demanded to take greater self-awareness and actively tried to change their way of facing reality. From that moment, it was essential to take action. If Eduardo did not change, he would be unhappy and would use drugs. To do this, he examined himself honestly, wrote what had done and how he felt. He wrote his most hidden fears, anger and resentment. In doing so, last he started not control his life and now has the freedom to live according to their ideals. He began to behave differently and be prepared to become someone else. He had recovered and revived their faith, he needed both his spirit.
Eduardo has begun to develop a reasonable self-image, based in reality, by asking to be free from defects. He is learning how to forgive others and himself, amending the harm caused to others. Currently, he brings things to others, sharing his experience and trying to live the principles he have learned in his recovery process.
In the next chapter, , we will know and learn more from the experiences of Eduardo.