I am your drug addiction

I am your drug addiction
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A poem about the disease of substance abuse disorder

The poets definitely say it better than the addiction doctors. So below is a poem for you called I am your drug addiction. It is about seeing the reality of addictions. Drug addiction, also called substance use disorder, is a disease that affects a person’s brain and behavior and leads to an inability to control the use of a legal or illegal drug or medication. Substances such as alcohol, marijuana and nicotine also are considered drugs. When you’re addicted, you may continue using the drug despite the harm it causes. You lie, you minimize but at the end of the day let drug addiction explain itself because – I am your drug addiction!


You know who I am; you’ve called me your friend

Wishes of misery and heartache I send

I want only to see that you’re brought to your knees

I’m the devil inside you, I am your disease.

I’ll invade all your thoughts; I’ll take hostage your soul

I’ll become your new master, in total control

I’ll maim your emotions; I’ll run the whole game

Till your entire existence is crippled with shame

When you call me I come, sometimes in disguise

Quite often I’ll take you by total surprise

But take you I will, and just as you’ve feared

I’ll want only to hurt you, with no mercy spared

If you have your own family, I’ll see it destroyed

I’ll steal every pleasure in life you’ve enjoyed

I’ll not only hurt you, I’ll kill if I please

I’m your worst living nightmare, I am your disease

I bring self-destruction, but still you can’t tell

I’ll sweep you through heaven then drop you in hell

I’ll chase you forever, wherever you go

And then when I catch you, you won’t even know

I’ll sometimes lay silent, just waiting to strike

What’s yours becomes mine, cause I take what I like

I’ll take all you own and I won’t care who sees

I’m your constant companion… I am your disease

If you have any honour, I’ll strip it away

You’ll lose all your hope and forget how to pray

I’ll leave you in darkness, while blindly you stare

I’ll reduce you to nothing, and won’t even care

So, don’t take for granted my powers sublime

I’ll bend and I’ll break you, time after time

I’ll crumble your world with the greatest of ease

I’m that madman inside you…I am your disease

But today I’m real angry…you want to know why?

I let all in recovery, entirely slip by

How did I lose you? Where did I go wrong?

One minute I had you…then next you were gone

You just can’t dismiss all the good times we’ve shared

When you were alone…wasn’t it I who appeared?

When you sold those possessions you knew you would need

Wasn’t I the first one who stepped in and agreed?

Now look at you bastards, you’re all thinking clear

You escaped with your lives when you found your way here

Only fools think they’re winners when admitting defeat

It’s what you must say when you’re claiming that seat

Go ahead and surrender, if that’s what you choose

But, I’m not giving up. cuz I can’t stand to lose

So stand in your groups and support hand in hand

Better choices will save you…leaving me to be damned

Well, be damned all you people seeking treatment each week

Be damned inner strength, however unique

Be damned all your sayings, be damned your clichés

Be damned every addict, who back to me strays

For I know it will happen, I’ve seen it before

Those who love misery will crawl back for more

So take comfort in knowing, I’m waiting right here

But next time around, you’d just better beware

You think that you’re stronger or smarter this time’

There isn’t a mountain or hill you can’t climb

Well if that’s what you’re thinking, you ain’t learned a thing

I’ll still knock you silly if you step back in my ring

But you say you’ve surrendered, so what can I do?

It’s so sad in a way; I had big plans for you

Creating your nightmare for me was a dream

I’m sure gonna miss you…we made quite a team

So please don’t forget me, I won’t forget you

I’ll stand by your side watching all that you do

I’m ready and waiting, so call if you please

I won’t let you forget me…I am your disease

I am your drug addiction today, but not tomorrow

Recovery is entirely possible. It is usually not just about drugs, drink or even the sex or the rock and roll. It is about deep emotional issues that affect emotional intelligence almost every single time an addict or drug user is evaluated. I am your drug addiction as a poem speaks quite clearly of the road that lies ahead for people who don’t recover and get their lives together.

Sometimes it’s difficult to distinguish normal teenage moodiness or angst from signs of drug use. Even adults that still act like teenagers and cant seem to grow up! We specialise at our inpatient addiction treatment centre in helping people move beyond the chaos that all of this rubbish comes with. It can be beaten and can be done in a relatively short space of time. From this point you then simply work on yourself everyday and keep the first and best things in life first – and lay off the evil stuff that destroys relationships, lives and finances. Possible indications that your teenager or other family member is using drugs include:

  • Problems at school or work — frequently missing school or work, a sudden disinterest in school activities or work, or a drop in grades or work performance
  • Physical health issues — lack of energy and motivation, weight loss or gain, or red eyes
  • Neglected appearance — lack of interest in clothing, grooming or looks
  • Changes in behavior — exaggerated efforts to bar family members from entering his or her room or being secretive about where he or she goes with friends; or drastic changes in behavior and in relationships with family and friends
  • Money issues — sudden requests for money without a reasonable explanation; or your discovery that money is missing or has been stolen or that items have disappeared from your home, indicating maybe they’re being sold to support drug use

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