I reasoned that because of the way my life had been, more years of suffering only seemed likely. I am Symphonia, and here is my story:
For a long time, I feared the dark and couldn’t sleep at night. I was full of addiction to smoking and drinking and could never be satisfied without attention from the opposite sex. Because of the issues I had, and the way that I dealt with them, I felt as though I was on a one-way journey to destruction.
But even though this reality was what I had known for most of my life, it wasn’t what I wanted for myself. However, the issue with going through something for a long time is that we sometimes begin to embrace the problem, or at least try to make it bearable.
Even when I came to the HelpCentre, I never saw it as a place where my life could change. But this place has taught me that I couldn’t be a person who accepted problems, I had to fight and overcome them. It was all or nothing. Either I would defeat my problems or my problems would defeat me.
It all starts with a decision, and for me the first decision I made was to step foot into the HelpCentre. I was advised to attend the Friday meetings, which catered for my needs and I then decided to listen to what was being taught and put it into practice.
Today I am completely free from addiction and, above all, I do not fear the future. I actually look forward to what the future has in store for me, and have learnt how to face problems in the right way.