Hi. This is the first post I’m about to put on here and I hope it helps. Yes, I’m an addict and a convicted felon who has come a long way from the way I was years ago.
Have I had relapses? Yes, I have, and most of it being from depression and thinking I didn’t deserve to have better. I’m not a bad person. Yes, I have self-esteem issues like most of us do, and when people always put you down and throw the past in your face you don’t think highly of yourself!
One thing I know is I never want to look back, but just keep moving forward and forgiving myself, and if that means walking away from people that keep me down or don’t want to understand my addiction then that’s what needs to be done.
I don’t want to live in yesterday’s world because yesterday is gone. You can’t change the past you can only move forward, and if people don’t want to move forward with you then walk away, because it will only drag you into deeper depression. The people that say they love you should give words of encouragement and not try to keep you down.