It is difficult to imagine that someone as beautiful and vibrant as Jody Bell could be addicted to drugs. But, unfortunately, this is a reality for many people all around the world. Join Kim Gravel on her podcast "LOL with Kim" as she talks with her close friend about how she overcame addiction after 7 years.
In this episode Jody talks about her addiction to meth, why she used it, how drugs affect the brain chemistry of an addict in major ways, and what recovery looks like for those who are addicted to methamphetamine or any other drug.
Most drug addictions take hold gradually. A person may start using drugs casually, without any real sense of danger or awareness of how addiction can take over a life. But before long, the addict is using drugs every day just to feel normal.
With the help of God and the church, she was finally able to get clean.
Drug addiction recovery is possible with the love and grace of a higher power. Faith in god can be a powerful motivator for addicts seeking to overcome their addictions and live healthy lives. With this faith, addicts can find strength to persevere.
Three Steps to Fight Drug Addiction:
Recognize the Problem
Steps to addiction recovery must be taken one at a time, and it begins with recognizing there is a problem. Denial is common among addicts, so it can be difficult to admit that drugs have taken over your life. But if you don’t acknowledge the issue, you can’t begin working.
Once you’ve recognized the addiction, it’s time to seek treatment. This can be difficult, as many addicts are in denial about their condition and don’t want to admit they need help. However, there are many different types of treatment available for those struggling with drug addiction.
Recovery from drug abuse is a lifelong process. Recovering addicts must remain vigilant about their sobriety for the rest of their lives and should seek out support groups to help them stay strong in recovery.
If you don’t like where you are, then let’s make the decision to change our playground and our playmates together.
Suicide and Drug Abuse Resources:
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
Substance Use Resources for Adolescents and Young Adults