It’s been said time and time again that crack is one of the most addictive drugs that anyone ever faces. For more than five years Andrew was addicted to crack ruling his life and his thoughts every day. At age 41 he tried to stop. He thought he could stop. He honestly believed he could. But he couldn’t. Not the first time, not the second time not the fifth time. Two years later he was finally able to stop. What he thought was impossible was finally made possible through the concerted efforts of his wife, brother and a recovery program that got him clean and sober. Yes, he did relapse twice during recovery before he finally followed his continuum of care and was able to get his life back under control.
Benchmark Recovery Center knows how hard it is to stop smoking crack. At times for many it may seem truly impossible, but what you need to understand is, addiction to crack is not permanent. You can stop. You just can’t stop alone. Benchmark Recovery Center can help.
Why Stopping Crack Addiction Is So Difficult
Now that Andrew has gone through recovery and continues his lifelong recovery, and he has regained control of his mind and body, he has come to and understanding of why he thought it was impossible to stop. When he first took the drug he thought, “Where has this been all my life?” It was quick and instant. The way he described it, was that it was like an explosion of pleasure unlike anything he had ever experienced. What was worse was that he wanted more — immediately. Smoking went from a weekend activity to a daily activity . The cravings intensified, the searching for the next supply or hit became frantic. Spending in excess of $300 he would go anywhere and everywhere.
The intense desire and irrational drive to get more crack didn’t have to make sense. In essence his body just became a vessel to get him to the next crack deal. His mind had been hooked beyond healing, at least that is what he believed. That belief that hook is what we at Benchmark Recovery Center know is not permanent. It may seem like it will never end, the cravings, the desire, but it does and when it does, we’ll be here to help you through recovery.
Making The Impossible Possible — Ending Crack Addiction
There was a time in Andrew’s life during his addiction when he never believed it was possible to actually be free of this addiction. In fact he had resigned himself to the fate that he would simply just die. Only when he hit below the bottom, below the lowest point he could reach, without direction and hope, the fear, the paranoia, the lack of any semblance of life brought him to a place he vowed never to return.
Effective detox, support, an eventual desire to get control of his life and a strong support network before, during and after recovery got him to where he believed he could piece back together the fragments of his life. Benchmark Recovery Center can help you piece your life back together. We can help you see that nothing is impossible and hope and support can truly make a difference. Let us help you make the difference.