... drug? Will I ever get my soul back?
You bring up a very real and valid point. As addicts I believe that a lot of us were born with endorphin deficiencies. The longer we abuse and the amount has a bearing on what little is any endorphin's are produced. So if a addict is able to go into recovery opiate free then it can take months and months and sometimes longer to restore the chemical changes we make in our brains and body after years and years of constant abuse.
This is why ORT (Opiate Replacement Therapy) is working so well and is becoming the standard treatment for long term addicts. Buprenorphine is slowly replacing the old stand by methadone and for most that's probably a good thing as methadone is usually to strong for most.
If you are determined to go totally drug free then there a few things you can do to help yourself along.
Eat a high protein diet as much as possible. Get out for at least 2 walks a day, once in the morning and again after supper is a good start. Also, drink Gatorade as it replaces electrolytes.
It will still take time for you to feel better and you may never reach the point were you want to be but you have to try if that's what you want to do.
So hang in there and fight the good fight... Dave
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