“If you’re brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.” – Paulo Coelho
A former residential treatment client says a raw goodbye to cocaine.
Apricity’s counselors use a writing exercise to provide clients closure in their relationships with drugs so the clients can move forward in their lives, and Damion is doing just that.
I remember the first time I used you. I thought, ‘This is how I want to feel all the time.’ I want to thank you for giving me the courage and the energy to be a good worker, socialize, and deal with negative emotions. When I lost my kids, you were the only constant helping me to think life wasn’t so bad.
But you are a liar. You always want more than you give and need constant reassurance. Because of you, I lost everything. My family hates me, I’ve been fired from multiple jobs, and my children were taken away from me.
Once you made me feel alive and strong. Now I feel weak and dead inside. The rush was all I lived for, but now without you I’m left with nothing, feeling empty.
Without you I have found new strength, discovered my virtues again, and am learning a new way of life. I must say goodbye to you... my new friends, my job, and my children are worth more than the best rush you can give me. The lies, the deceit, and the anxiety need to stop so I can continue to build on what I have learned.
Thanks for nothing!