Thank you so much for sharing this. You speak for countless numbers (millions) of addicts.
Kari Ann
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Kari Ann, this is amazing and incredibly touching. Thank you for sharing so much of you and your struggle. I can relate to so much of your story too. Shame truly becomes a toxic cycle, where we feel shame, act out to numb, then feel more shame, trying different strategies, unhealthy, sometimes dangerous strategies to cope, always leading back to that same dark place. It was a death spiral for me, taking me to the ends of the earth, and so far away from who I am as a person. It wasn’t until I found the courage to be open and honest, ask for help, and let go of old beliefs, that I had a chance to face those demons and lead a better life. It hasn’t been an easy road, but it’s real and has given me the chance to live a life, because before I awakened, I was barely existing, actually I was dying, slowly marching into the ground. Thankfully I have moved far away from that place and am getting closer to a life of peace and happiness, something I wish for, for all of us that struggle. :)

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