I’m sorry that your life has been difficult. The truth is almost everyone faces painful life issues. No one is problem-free. Not even celebrities or billionaires. Problems are a part of everyone’s life. We should expect problems and more importantly, learn how to deal with them when they arise.
Drug use is often about escaping emotional pain. Of course you feel better on drugs, everyone does. When you’re high, you don’t have to think about unpleasant things. But most people recognize that if they use drugs, they risk ruining their lives.
You’re still young. There is a great deal of hope for you if you’re open to seeking help. You also must be persistent. Many people overcome drug use but it doesn’t happen instantaneously. It takes time, work, patience and a commitment to change.
I would recommend alcoholics and/or narcotics anonymous. You should also enter rehabilitation if necessary and immediately begin counseling. In counseling, you can learn critical problem solving skills so that you won’t feel compelled to turn to drugs.
If you’re willing to try, then you can succeed. I strongly believe that and so should you. I wish you the best of luck. Please take care.
Dr. Kristina Randle