A Simple Solution To Addiction
Below is a story, a short story to illustrate a simple but effective solution to addiction. This story is based on fact, and for those addicts who have have been led out of the hole of their addiction, the ending is to their story is freedom from the bondage of addiction.
The Hole of Addiction and The Way Out
One day an addict found himself stuck at the bottom of a hole that was impossible for him to climb out of on his own. He felt desperate and terrified. The hole was a result of the addict’s daily struggles to climb out of the pain and anxiety he constantly found himself in. Without knowing it the harder he tried the deeper he dug.
Despite his frantic efforts to climb out of the hole, the addict finally reached the point of desperation and had no option but to cry out for help.
Eventually a highly qualified therapist who was passing by heard the addict’s cries for help and stopped, sat down by the edge of the hole and asked the addict how he felt about being stuck at the bottom of the hole and if he was experiencing separation anxiety?
The therapist continued asking questions and listening to answers for an hour. He then told the addict that his hour was up, wrote him a bill for his services and a prescription for anti-anxiety medication and left.
The addict was very thankful to the specialist, but was still STUCK IN THE HOLE. He carried on crying for help.
A priest happened to hear the cries from the hole and stopped by the edge. He immediately saw the problem and prayed for the addict for nearly an hour and left. The addict thanked him for his prayers but was still STUCK IN THE HOLE.
The addict continued to struggle up the hole and eventually incomprehensible demoralization took hold of him and he started experiencing suicidal thoughts.
Just then a doctor happened to pass by and saw the addict in distress at the bottom of the hole. He wrote the addict a prescription for anti anxiety medication and sleeping pills and threw the prescription down to him and told him to get to a pharmacy as soon as he got out of the hole.
The addict was very grateful but was still STUCK IN THE HOLE. The alcoholic fell to his knees sobbing and started to experience the loneliness that only an addict can know. This is the place where he wishes for the end!
Finally a recovered addict appeared at the side of the hole. Without saying a word the recovered addict jumped into the hole!
The distressed addict cried out “you idiot! why did you jump in, now we are both trapped in this hole!” The recovered addict replied “it’s okay my friend I have been here before and I know the way out!”
The only solution to the primary disorder of addiction is one addict helping another addict. Any other method is usually doomed to failure.
Recovery from addiction services Zimbabwe offer non-clinical pure recovery principles to help the addict/alcoholic who still suffers, the addict who is still stuck in the hole. We specialize in jumping into the hole with the addict and show them the way out!
We mentor our clients on a one on one basis, leading them through the program of recovery with empathy and compassion.
We share a deep understanding of a common problem with our clients and offer a powerful solution that we share in harmonious action with everyone we work with.