Addiction can turn a perfectly healthy individual into a complete mess. There are many things that one can become addicted to. The common denominator is that it can ruin your life. When it comes to substance abuse, your life will spin out of control and quickly. It can start with not paying your bills, selling everything you own, lying to loved ones about needing money, losing your job, losing yourself , your family. There are some people that are born with an addictive personality. They may try a drug one time and it can ruin their lives forever. Others experiment with all sorts of lifestyle choices and nothing seems to stick to them. When it comes to addiction, there is nothing fair about it. But there is something you can do about it, and that is to get help. Be honest with your family. As hard as it may be to admit you are an addict, it would be much easier than getting a phone call no parent or family member wants to get.
Many people who have not dealt with addiction will never understand “there is no cure for addiction”. The best you can do is have a plan, if it be maintaining with medications and group therapy or just having a strong network of friends, addiction is a life long battle, but trust me your life is worth it.
If you hit a little bump in the road then oh well. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success. Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly. Get back up, dust yourself off and as long as you know you are doing the best you can and giving 100% of yourself, that is all anyone can ask and only you and your greater power can judge otherwise.