What is the difference between depression and being an addict?
|I found myself asking this question a lot of recent, what is the difference between being a person suffering with depression vs being an addict of any sort.
In reality, these 2 are pretty much one and the same,
The same way a drug addict craves a fix or a drink, a person from depression craves that loneliness, that hurt, that pain.
The same was a drug addict (recovering) feels strong enough to overcome anything, a person suffering depression has the same feelings.
The same way an addict can be sober or clean for so long, a person with depression has their moments of pure happiness and joy.
So how does one break the continuous cycle of feeling depressed or craving that fix, that drink, that attention?
For me, I have realized that the craving of that needle or that drink for an addict is the same as that anti-depressant. Both these types of people face a battle deep within themselves, having the smallest triggers set them off, is a war battle all its own.
Remembering what these sicknesses has caused not only for those around you but for yourself, for the person buried so far down in there, its difficult to bring them back. Why does one still feel the need to take that fix, take that drink, having the suicidal thoughts.
Even-though this is a beatable sickness/disease, how do you overcome?
How do you rid yourself from crying all the time?
How do you rid yourself from thoughts thoughts of being gone?
How do you overcome all the pain, all the hurt?
How do you rid yourself from all that darkness?
How to you bring back that light you once had?
In conclusion, being an addict and being a person suffering from depression is exactly the same, or what do you think?