"For me, my addiction began after I crossed a line in my head and gave myself "permission" to violate a strongly held belief (I will not use drugs). Once this line was crossed it was easier for me to violate other deeper beliefs that had been my guide all my life. One "permission" led to another and another and another until I found myself re-evaluating some of my most strongly held beliefs. Once this re-evaluation process started it was easier for me to slip further into the void of destruction." - (opioid addict 4 years, recovered 2 years)

-No one starts out thinking they want to stick a needle in their arm as a heroin user.