What Happens When You Experience Pain


For anyone not in a recovery program, the answer is simple. People who are in denial of their addiction numb their pain with their addiction. They do this over and over again until their DIS-EASE gets the better of them. They continue to abuse themselves until they hit rock bottom. When they reach the point of no return, they may go to extreme measures such as committing suicide. Now does that make any sense? Here the non recovery addict has then wasted all their years of having "fun" committing an unforgiveable sin.
Everyone in a recovery program realizes that their life was worth living. Defects of character and all. They realize that just because they have defects doesn't give them the right to die. It's God's decision and he has the final say. What ever addiction you may have, give yourself a big pat on the back…….You chose life over death! Now that's a big decision to make. Congratulations on learning to live a new lifestyle!

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One Response to What Happens When You Experience Pain

  1. Chaz says:

    For a long, long time before, during, and after active addiction, I was fixated on suicide. Part of me wanted to so badly. But the other part was afraid to and didnt want to hurt those in my life, especially my kids.

    What a hellish place to be in; not wanting to live, but affraid to die. Yet it is not uncommon.

    Someting deep inside knew that I wouldn’t. So when it was clear that I wasn’t going to, my task became to untrain myself from letting my mind go there. I had, for most of my adult life to that point, had thoughts of suicide bouncing around my head anywhere from occasionally to constantly.

    My experience of suicidal thoughts is that they are rooted in pain of some kind. Then embellished by self-pity. What a lethal combination. If we can address either component, the thoughts lose their strength. Hopefully just enough to wake up to what we are doing by entertaining such thoughts.

    Glad to report that they almost never come around anymore. And the very odd time they do, it is so easy to recognize the self-pity component, accept that life has a certain amount of pain, and thereby dismiss the thought of suicide.

    Ciao.

    Chaz

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