Still stuck in active addiction, trying so hard to control my using and drinking. That’s when this poem came to me. 

Drugs were no longer fun for me. They no longer made me feel high. They just made me not sick and were a necessity to everyday life to just feel normal. I was getting so tired of the life I was living and didn’t want to need drugs or alcohol anymore to get through the day. 

This poem was the first step for me. Finally realizing I couldn’t ever be a recreational drug user or a social drinker. I knew then that complete abstinence was the only answer. 

The demons inside

Remain famished

Oh, how hungry they can be

Eliminating the evil 

Seems difficult 

But starvation is the key

The demons inside are hungry

And hungry they will stay

Feeling their weakness grow

With each passing day

Their strength is beginning to subside

And when defeated 

To the top I will rise.

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