There is one simple reason I know you can overcome opioid dependence. I know that you can do it because I was able to do it. And if someone as bad off as I was can still turn their life around, I’m absolutely positive that anyone can.
The odds were against me.
In fact, they were stacked up so much against me that I truly thought I could never Transform my Life.
Here are some of the main obstacles I was facing before I quit opioids:
- Bipolar II Disorder
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder
- Social Anxiety Disorder
- Recurrent Severe Major Depression
- Low Self-Esteem
- Low Self-Worth
- Zero Self-Discipline
- Zero Self-Compassion
- Low Self-Love
- A Fixed Mindset (rather than a Growth Mindset)
- Addiction to Opioids
- Addiction to Benzos
- Addiction to Nicotine
- Addiction to Comfort
- Avoidance of anything Uncomfortable
- Single Dad
- Severe Trauma from Childhood
- Severe Trauma from Adulthood
- Multiple Incarcerations
- Horrible Credit
- Lots of Financial Debt
- No Positive Role Models
- Disempowering “Victim” Mindset
- No Tools or Knowledge on How to Transform
Basically, I sucked at life, and I had sucked at life for many, many years.
The odds were indeed heavily stacked against me, and not in my favor.
Habit of Failure
Additionally, I failed many times. I failed at jobs, at relationships, at living on my own, at getting and staying healthy… the list goes on and on.
I failed at overcoming opioid addiction several times.
I came up with plans, set dates, took action, and continued to fall flat on my face.
I was back on opioids within a week to a few months after quitting each time, and I continued to spiral downward, screwing up my life and relationships more and more each time I failed.
But I never lost hope.
I continued to hold that Ultimate Goal in my Mind and Heart…
The Ultimate Goal of FREEDOM from Opioid Dependence.
And the only reason I finally recovered and am alive and writing these words for you is that
I never lost sight of my Ultimate Goal.
Learning from Failure
Each time I failed I learned something new.
I knew another method that didn’t work.
I learned from each failure.
And I continued to Learn, Plan, Execute, Fail, and Reassess…
And most importantly, I continued to have Resolve each day that it was “just a matter of time before I succeeded.”
Was it difficult?
Yes, it was by far the hardest thing I’ve ever done.
Was it worth going through that pain?
YES, it was well worth the struggle, agony, pain, and hardship.
Nowadays my life is completely different than it was before.
I am Healthy, Happy, Fit, Emotionally Balanced, Content, and Free from Opioid and other Drug Dependence.
I completely Transformed my Life, and over the past 7 years, I’ve seen a superabundance of others do the same.
No matter how far down we’ve fallen, the Human Spirit can overcome adversity and Grow, Change, and Transform.
No matter how bad things seem now, they can get better in the future.
No matter how many times we’ve failed, we can keep getting back up, we can keep fighting for our lives.
No matter what odds are stacked against us, we can design and create our Dream Life.
I know you can do this.
I know you can change because I changed.
Here are the steps you can take to become Free from Opioid Dependence:
- Make a Decision to Overcome Opioid Dependence.
- Cultivate Resolve, which means “promising yourself you’ll do it no matter what.”
- Learn what you need to create an effective detox and recovery plan.
- When you’ve learned enough, Create a Plan, then Set a Date to Start.
- Take MASSIVE ACTION.
- If you don’t succeed the first, second, or even third time, do not worry.
- Learn from your failures, create a smarter plan, set a new date, and restart.
- Continue this Process until you SUCCEED.
Going through the Gates of Fire
Life can be hard, and overcoming opioid dependence can be the biggest and most difficult challenge you’ll ever face.
But how amazing will it feel when you’ve gone through the “Gates of Fire” and made it out to the other side?
How will this process make you stronger as a person?
How can you use your experience to help others?
It’s your Life, and the only thing holding you back from attaining your goal of Freedom from Opioid Dependence is Fear.
Fear will prolong the addiction, it will lie to you, it will rationalize, and it will do anything and everything to prevent you from achieving your Goal.
But that’s what Life is all about.
It’s about overcoming Fears, Growth, Love, Connection, Pain, Suffering, and Helping Others.
Your Life is the way it is right now based on the Decisions you’ve made.
You can always choose to start making better Decisions.
Make your Opioid Recovery Goal not a matter of “if” but “when.”
Be patient, be intelligent, get help from others, and dedicate the time and energy that is necessary to truly overcome your demons.
Once you recover from Opioid Dependence, you can be sure that you’ll experience other difficult problems in life.
See these problems as “Opportunities for Growth.”
And use this same Blueprint to overcome any future problems (Gifts) you encounter along your Journey.
You’re a fellow brother or sister of mine on this Journey of Life.
Fear tries to hold both of us back from attaining our Greatness.
Right now, make a Decision.
Are you going to cave into the Fear?
Or are you going to take Strategic Action toward your Goal in spite of the Fear that we all encounter?
Once you begin making Decisions based on what’s in “your best self-interest” and not based on your “feelings,” everything changes.
I know you can do this, and I want you to know that we are all so much more powerful than we believe.
Take good care of yourself, and I’m sending positive vibes your way, Oh Great One!!
Hi Matt good morning my names David I was hooked on pain meds after having my right hip replaced twice after a few years I found out about suboxone this has been great for me except the fact that my DR charges me $175 dollars just for writing a script for 30 sub strips witch now I can make last for 2 months or mor is it possable to ween yourself off suboxone with out withdrawal I can’t take the effects what do you think
Hi Matt I am a regular reader of your emails and your website. I’m 52 year old grandmother and mom of two adult children. At one point our lowest, all four of us were addicted to opiates all prescriptions. My first daughter went to treatment and has theee years sober. My second daughter followed her footsteps and has two years clean but she did it on her own along with aa my husband and I were the last to jump on board and we failed twice after two treatment centers. We are now doing better but are on subs now for the last 8 months. I’m a bit concerned about being ikon them but our lives are steady improving but still taking something replacement therapy. I hope one day soon we can get off the subs and truly be free from opiates. I wanted to commend you for taking the initiative to share your personal story in order to help others. Getting back on your feet after 10 years of having pharmaceutical companies and doctors fuck us up. Thanks for dedicating your life to help others succeed god bless
Congrats to your children for getting clean, and congrats to you and your husband for getting clean by using Suboxone. If your “lives are steadily improving” then that’s a wonderful benefit of the medicine!! Keep up the good work, and when the time is right for you, if you still have the goal of getting off Subs, then I’m sure you can also achieve that goal with the right plan. Thanks for your kind feedback. I really appreciate it. Wishing you and your family all the best. 🙂