The most devastating aspect of drug addiction involves the disconnection of one’s soul.
A person slowly begins to change into a completely different person, as the drug use begins to escalate. A person in active addiction in some regards is playing God, by attempting to control the way they feel. Feelings can be uncomfortable at times, but we experience them for a reason.
As a person begins to lose sight of who they are, they begin to act out in ways they never would have imagined. Compassion for others soon begins to be overshadowed by the continuous need to feel good. In the process, they may commit acts of harm to others, to keep their habit in check. The person who tends to suffer the most, however, is none other than the person in active addiction.
As the individual begins to lose sight of their soul, they begin to feel disconnected towards any spiritual entity. They become lost in a world filled with darkness and despair. There seems to be no way out. They can no longer live with or without the drugs. Total abstinence may seem impossible, but with enough divine faith, the person can redeem themselves from this dark and demonic life.
Recovery is based upon a person giving up control. The only hope lies in that by doing the right thing, they will receive help from a power greater than themselves. Depending on one’s beliefs this power can be several different things. The most important thing to keep in mind is that the person must no longer be the one in control of their feelings. Over time they will see themselves transform into somebody more powerful than they ever could have imagined.