This is a story of a different experience of addiction, his addiction that became our addiction. Fortunately, I am not an addict or an alcoholic. I am considered by most to be a “good girl,” raised with values and morals in my very close family in the Philippines. I was the baby of four sisters and when I finally made it to America at age fifteen. It was here in the States that I met the love of my life, Joey, who suffers from the powerful disease of addiction.
Getting sober can feel like a daunting task. Many people in early sobriety find it difficult to fill their time or do simple tasks because of the lack of chemically-induced stimulation the drugs were providing. Some may have neglected their bodies for years and have many medical complications because of this. There is science that shows that healing in all three areas of mind, body, and soul. This may increase the chances of achieving long term sobriety, and more importantly, enjoying life.