A little gamble here and there turned into a full-blown need. I also moved on to smoking as it would help to calm my nerves, but when nothing else worked, I started drinking.
As I moved abroad to the UK to try and get a better life for myself and have a better future, things were only getting worse. This time I had easier access to continue my addictions and the thought of stopping seemed more and more impossible each day.
For five years, I was in this predicament. Although I had a good job at the time, my money was being wasted on all these things and it was shame that I couldn’t even provide for my family. To add more weight on my back, I had a debt of over £3,000.
With no peace, I began to have no reason to live. Thousands of negative thoughts would bombard my mind and make me feel so low about myself that for a few seconds ending my life didn’t seem such a bad idea.
This was the story of my life until I came to the HelpCentre. I took part in the campaign and learnt to get rid of the old in exchange for the new. After a few months of receiving daily advice and motivation, I was able to rebuild my life. I am happily married and have an amazing son; I have a high paid job and the best thing of all is that I no longer find any pleasure in those so-called necessities I once had.
It took much perseverance, but nothing is impossible!
If you are in the same situation or have someone in your family who is, join the Addiction Cleansing Therapy every Sunday at 6pm at the Rainbow Theatre. All it takes is one decision. Are you ready to make yours?