The drink or the drug was often a solution. It did something for us that we could not do for ourselves. In our case, it shut off our mind and allowed us to just be. For a moment we weren’t comparing ourselves to others or feeling itchy in our skin. But as it does, the substance took hold and the solution became more and more of the problem. 


Brett, our warstory this week, was no different. The drinking and drugging took a hold of him because he found in it a way of being that he couldn’t find by any other means. He found himself on Death's doorstep a number of times because he couldn’t see the way out. Here what it finally took for him to allow those who loved him to help him the way he needed and for him to surrender to the solution. 


Thank you Brett for sharing your amazing story!


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Excellent Drugs and Suicide resource from The Recovery Village 


If you have questions about how your condition can lead to suicidal thoughts check this out from The Recovery Village


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Refuge Recovery website


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