Demi Lovato is just one example of how the condition is a chronic health issue.
I was heartbroken when I heard of Demi Lovato’s relapse. But I also wanted to tell her the lesson it took me five relapses to learn.
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For the people out there who do not understand addiction from a clinical standpoint and for those who have never been addicted to anything and who do not suffer either mildly or severely from a mental disorder, please take a step back and reflect. Relapse cannot be broken down so simply as a choice.
The recent news of Philip Seymour Hoffman's heroin-related death was no different for me. I don't really care that Hoffman died with a syringe in his arm. My eyes scan these stories looking for the little people -- the kids left behind.
s relapse going to be part of your story? Maybe. But if you open yourself up to the possibility that there might be a way to prevent relapse from becoming a part of your recovery, you may find yourself not only clean and sober, but immersed in a life worth staying clean and sober for.
When you are charged with waiting, you know that your life will take on an unbearable quality. Everything around you becomes a more intense version of itself. The sky is bluer, the flowers more brilliant. You want to capture everything and commit it to eternity. Just in case.
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But that didn't mean it was smooth sailing. Her counselor in rehab told her it was going to be difficult, and she was right