The heartbreaking reality of dealing with drug and alcohol addictions

In light of the recent publicity surrounding celebrities struggling with alleged drug problems, such as Lamar Odom and Bobbi Kristina Brown, the issue of drug and alcohol addictions has become as prevalent as ever. People are beginning for fully understand the reality behind the struggle to overcome such life-threatening addictions. The road to recovery isn't easy and often leaves many heartbreaks and downfalls in its wake. Several addicts took to Whisper, the popular app that provides an anonymous platform for people to share their most honest thoughts, to share the heartbreaking reality of dealing with addiction.

Addiction can be detrimental to loving relationships:
I lied to my girlfriend about my drug problem. We broke up, and I

It can become easy to pretend you don't have a problem:
All of my friends and family think I

The road to recovery can be alienating:
I went to rehab for everyone else , but when I got out I had no one.

Addicts often find themselves unintentionally hurting their loved ones:
I love my family so much and never TRY to do anything to disappoint them but as an addict it really doesn

Getting help can be even scarier than the alternative for some:
I recently signed myself into rehab for my drug problem. I

The emotions that accompany drug use can be extremely confusing:
I have a drug problem, it makes me happy and miserable at the same time.

Some want help but don't know how to go about getting it:

Some fear that they'll lose the community they've immersed themselves in if they quit drinking and drug use:

They often find themselves taking desperate measures to get drug money:
I steal from my family so I can have money because I

While rehab may sound like an obvious solution, it can be costly and complicated for some:
I don

Sometimes the biggest struggle can be facing the reality of the problem:
I think defining myself as an addict - in recovery or not - hurt me worse than the drugs ever did.

Despite all of the damage drugs can cause, the addiction is still tremendously difficult to fight:
I don

For more drug addiction confessions, check out Whisper.

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