I’ve been a drug addict for more than 6 years.
Since 2011, I drank alcohol and smoked hashish every day.
I succumbed to addictive substances because they helped me forget all my problems for a while. For this reason, the more problems I had, the more I drunk and smoked. This behavior persisted till it reached a point where my addictions affected my health.
The health issues forced me to quit because I treasure my health. Furthermore, I knew the health problems could prevent me from reaching the levels of success I aspire to reach.
After quitting drugs, 5 wonderful things happened to me.
1.I had more time to focus on important matters
After quitting drugs I realized that I had enough time to focus on things that helped me progress in life. For instance, I had more time to read self-development books and watch informative videos on YouTube. I also had more time to assess myself and check what was preventing me from making progress. When I was a drug addict, I never had the time to do so because my only concern was getting intoxicated with my fake friends.
2.I saved lots of money
After quitting, it dawned on me that I always wasted hundreds of dollars on addictive substances. I always spent whatever I had on drinking, and smoking.
Therefore, after I stopped using drugs, I realized that I had more money to invest in important projects.
3.I made good friends
When I quit drugs I realized that I associated with people who were only happy when I spent on drugs. I reflected on how my friends became angry whenever I spent a small amount of money on alcohol since they wanted me to spend more.
Therefore, after quitting I got the opportunity to dump all my drug-addict friends and I made friends with people who loved to see me progress.
4.I invested in myself
My drug addiction made me neglect myself. I never cared about my appearance because I only cared about ‘getting high.’ However, after quitting, I cared about my health and appearance. Also, I changed my closet and purchased self-development books.
5.People respected me
Lastly, I noticed that many people including my parents started respecting me when they realized that I quit drugs.
It then dawned on me that many people look down upon drug addicts because they associate addicts with failures and criminals. Most people respect you when you stop using drugs because they start perceiving you as a well-behaved and focused individual.
N.B – It’s a year after writing this article and I’m sorry to inform you that my extensive research on ancient religions has enlightened me that alcohol, marijuana, and other addictive substances enable mystical intoxication.
For this reason, my perception of drugs, especially alcohol and marijuana, has changed. I now use marijuana and alcohol occasionally as I realized their benefits. However, I don’t use them 24/7 like I used to.
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