Every addiction starts with pain and ends with pain. We start getting addicted to things when we refuse to face or move forward with our problems. We depend on them in order to cover up our pain. It’s just a medium for us to reduce or cope with the situation. It’s a disease that makes us too selfish to see the havoc that we have created or care about the people whose lives we have shattered. It’s a state of hell that not only takes away our soul but also breaks hearts of all the people that we love
We all are addicted to something that takes our pain away, something that helps us escape, not only from problems but from each other too. Addiction could be of a person, food, alcohol, drugs and everything else that’s powerful enough to numb the suffering. But every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism.
Drugs are the way to hell, disguised as heaven. Anthony Kiedis, the lead singer of the Red hot Chilli Peppers band once said that “ When you’re using drugs, you’re driven by this magical black energy, a force inside you that just won’t quit. And the weaker you get, the more you feed into that energy, and the more it fucks with you. When your spirit becomes dark and your lifestyle becomes dark, your existence is susceptible to infiltration by dark spirits. I’ve seen it so many times with addicts. You can see that they are being controlled by dark energy, the way they look, their appearance, their voice, their behaviour, it’s not them.”
It’s not the alcohol or the drugs that we are addicted to. Instead it’s the need to escape reality. It’s an urge to deny the pain that leads us to be an addict.
It’s rightly said that, “Not everyone trapped by alcohol is an alcoholic.” So many people have successfully recovered from their addiction phase and now, are leading a happy and successful life. Recovery is something that you have to work on every single day and it’s something that doesn’t take a day off. It takes all of you, your time, effort, life. It’s basically your body fighting to survive with your mind trying to die. Recovery will surely bring your head outta your ass but it will be a day no longer lived in shit.
Featured Image by Iqra Azim.
Iqra is HOD and Photographer for creative arts.