I was 21 when I first tried to get help for my drug problem. Only two years prior I had tried my first opiate out of curiosity, I could not fathom where taking that first pill brought me. I had gotten caught stealing from my family, and was told I must go to treatment. Without any other option, that’s what I did. I surely did not want to hurt my family anymore but I also did not think I had a big problem and treated those couple years as a bad phase. I did what I have seen a lot of people do, I went to treatment because I was in trouble, not because I was ready to change my life forever.
I have been struggling with depression as far back as I can remember. I also have been clean and sober for nearly five years. The state of my mental health has been up and down for many of those years. I also have struggled with my weight since high school; I still have flashbacks of my high school baseball coach calling me fat in front of the whole team. Since then I have obsessed about my weight and health constantly, it takes up most of the thinking throughout my day. It makes this new journey I have been taking recently even sweeter and is something I want everyone with the same struggles I have/had to experience.
Growing up, you probably were treated to something containing sugar as a reward or a treat. My mom was health-conscious, and didn't really allow many sugar-packed foods in the house. But, every now and then, there would be that glorious day when she would get me a donut. It would always be incredible, and never be enough. There is a tangible joy when we first indulge in something containing sugar. It's why we view it the way we do. After that initial burst of happiness, however, things can get pretty ugly and severe. Let's take a look at what sugar can do to us.
We are in a world today that is heavily dominated by gaining and spreading information completely online and digitally. We can find everything we need between social media and Google these days. Think about when you search anything on Google—it can be a restaurant, a new supermarket, a car mechanic. When you search you obviously want things in your area and you are typically going to look at the first few results. RARELY do we ever go to that second page, very rarely.