There’s a Cure, If You Want It

I am a big fan of the show Breaking Bad. The reason behind this is because of the ‘chemistry’ between Walter White and Jesse Pinkman. It’s undoubtedly not perfect, and their life choices are not ideal and I will never even dream or wish it on my worst enemy. What’s remarkable about this is how Jesse, amidst all the chemical addiction, the temptation, all the bad luck and craziness that has happened in his life, he managed to survive and make his life better.

This is why the love and support of family and friends are most important in a drug addict’s rehabilitation. Sheer will power and determination won’t work since dependency to drugs like cocaine can completely alter your behavior and mindset. So, you will need outside support to push you into getting better and becoming normal again.

Jesse, in Breaking Bad, was addicted to coke. Walter didn’t give up on him to help him get his life together, but eventually, it was the responsibilities of being an adult in a new relationship that made Jesse realize he needs to get his act together. He struggled through recovery, but he did it and one can only hope he’ll stay off the chemicals.

With cocaine detoxification treatment, it is important for an addict in rehab who’s going through the stage of withdrawal to have the right medications, health services, counseling and support (physical, emotional and mental) from experienced individuals (therapists, doctors). It’s extremely difficult to get past the first stages of withdrawal because that’s when the hunger or craving for more will cost a toll in one’s mind and body.

That’s why it’s good that there are many detox centers out there that are providing this kind of support to addicts who finally want to turn their lives around. But, in the end, the will to continue on the journey towards becoming cured of the addiction falls on the addict himself/herself.

Can You Care Enough to Help?

A few posts back, I talked about the family and loved ones’ important roles in the rehabilitation and recovery of an addict. Addiction comes in many forms, and the worse kind is the dependency on chemicals. It can not only be a health risk, but it can completely alter one’s personality and outlook in life. That for me is the scary part.

This is why an addict needs more support than anyone else. They may be stubborn, reckless and full of angst, but it’s the chemicals talking. Many who have survived the struggle from getting rid of a chemical addiction will say that it was all because someone cared enough and was patient enough to help them go through rehabilitation.

There are many rehabilitation centers out there that provide the necessary care for someone going through chemical dependency. For Birmingham rehab, the health service center in Alabama, they don’t just provide counseling, but their program includes intervention services for families who don’t know how to confront an addicted person. They also offer health services and hospitalization, which are critical for those that go through major withdrawal stages that can make or break their full recovery and rehabilitation.

Sure, it’s easy for a family member or a loved one to ignore the devastation drugs or chemical dependency can cause to a person. It takes a lot of courage, kindness and love for someone to care enough to help a friend or a family member deal with the horrors of addiction. I wish there’ll be more people out there who’d be willing enough because I believe that each person has a worth, a specific place in this world. Let’s do what we can to help each other.

There’s a Cure, If You Want It

I am a big fan of the show Breaking Bad. The reason behind this is because of the ‘chemistry’ between Walter White and Jesse Pinkman. It’s undoubtedly not perfect, and their life choices are not ideal and I will never even dream or wish it on my worst enemy. What’s remarkable about this is how Jesse, amidst all the chemical addiction, the temptation, all the bad luck and craziness that has happened in his life, he managed to survive and make his life better.

This is why the love and support of family and friends are most important in a drug addict’s rehabilitation. Sheer will power and determination won’t work since dependency to drugs like cocaine can completely alter your behavior and mindset. So, you will need outside support to push you into getting better and becoming normal again.

Jesse, in Breaking Bad, was addicted to coke. Walter didn’t give up on him to help him get his life together, but eventually, it was the responsibilities of being an adult in a new relationship that made Jesse realize he needs to get his act together. He struggled through recovery, but he did it and one can only hope he’ll stay off the chemicals.

With cocaine detoxification treatment, it is important for an addict in rehab who’s going through the stage of withdrawal to have the right medications, health services, counseling and support (physical, emotional and mental) from experienced individuals (therapists, doctors). It’s extremely difficult to get past the first stages of withdrawal because that’s when the hunger or craving for more will cost a toll in one’s mind and body.

That’s why it’s good that there are many detox centers out there that are providing this kind of support to addicts who finally want to turn their lives around. But, in the end, the will to continue on the journey towards becoming cured of the addiction falls on the addict himself/herself.

Can You Care Enough to Help?

A few posts back, I talked about the family and loved ones’ important roles in the rehabilitation and recovery of an addict. Addiction comes in many forms, and the worse kind is the dependency on chemicals. It can not only be a health risk, but it can completely alter one’s personality and outlook in life. That for me is the scary part.

This is why an addict needs more support than anyone else. They may be stubborn, reckless and full of angst, but it’s the chemicals talking. Many who have survived the struggle from getting rid of a chemical addiction will say that it was all because someone cared enough and was patient enough to help them go through rehabilitation.

There are many rehabilitation centers out there that provide the necessary care for someone going through chemical dependency. For Birmingham rehab, the health service center in Alabama, they don’t just provide counseling, but their program includes intervention services for families who don’t know how to confront an addicted person. They also offer health services and hospitalization, which are critical for those that go through major withdrawal stages that can make or break their full recovery and rehabilitation.

Sure, it’s easy for a family member or a loved one to ignore the devastation drugs or chemical dependency can cause to a person. It takes a lot of courage, kindness and love for someone to care enough to help a friend or a family member deal with the horrors of addiction. I wish there’ll be more people out there who’d be willing enough because I believe that each person has a worth, a specific place in this world. Let’s do what we can to help each other.

Individually Together

While I was watching Fairly Legal (one of my favorite TV series now), I realized how much I can relate to how Kate Reed deals with her relationship with her (ex) husband. She struggles to keep the balance between her passion for her work and her love for him. And, in my opinion, if someone truly loves you, he or she should understand and accept that your work, your drive, they’re all part of who you are.

The thing is, Kate still makes sure to spend time with him. But, her husband wants more from her that she can’t give at the moment.

TogetherWhen most of us are in a relationship, we have all these crazy expectations that the other person should be as expressive towards you the same way you are to them. We have to understand that we’re unique. We show our feelings or how much we care in different ways. Your partner may have a different way of showing you they love you, and you may be way more expressive than he or she is, but that doesn’t mean you’re not at the same level emotionally. In fact, I believe that it’s unfair to compare how much you love each other ’cause it’ll just end up in a fight because the end-result of the debate or argument will always be someone loves the other person more.

The truth is, for me, that’s completely okay. If I love a guy more than he loves me, as long as he’s loyal, he cares for me and genuinely wants to be with me, I wouldn’t care about the amount of love we have for each other. The truth of the matter is, is there any sure-fire way to measure that?

Based on my experiences, I believe that for a relationship to work, two people should be individually together. What I mean by that is they still have to pursue what they wanted in life while the other is right behind, all supportive. I’ve had relationships wherein the other person didn’t want me to continue on something I wanted to pursue. I ended up resenting them for it. And that’s the worst that could happen – being together, but the other person is filled with remorse.

LoveI am ambitious, and I need someone who would understand that. I need to be with someone who won’t feel insecure about my feelings towards him just because I’m not as available to him the way he wanted me to be. I admit that I’m not expressive, but when I’m in a relationship and I’m in love with someone, I give everything I can and more. I reserve a portion of my time and love for myself because I believe that to effectively be in a relationship with another individual and to keep the fire going, you have to continue to be the same person they fell in love with. Don’t change who you are. Adjust, sure, but don’t let a relationship change you completely that you’d be unrecognizable.

Until someone would get that, I’m happy where I am now.