LC Currie shares his story of survival from a 12-year addiction.
He is now seven years into his recovery journey. Many people worldwide struggle with addiction. He is doing his part of helping others heal through his Facebook and Instagram Hope and Recovery Network and his podcast called Recovery Soulfood. LC has also created a group with the Hope & Support Community.
Addiction takes everything that you have.
LC had four near-death accidents, three suicide attempts, four flat lines overdoses, and had hit rock bottom in his life. He came to a point where he began to look at the bigger picture and recognize how his actions affected the quality of his life and health and how it was affecting his son.
He then started studying himself. He recognized that he was the result of many factors that led to a cycle of addiction.
- Generational Paradigms
- Repeating the cycle with his children
It was more critical for him to give his son the life that he deserved. He decided that he could not stay in a state of guilt and actively eradicate the habits and lifestyle that were unhealthy. LC understood that an apology means nothing if it is not followed by action. When he took ownership of his poor practices and actions, he took ownership of his life. He recognized that this was not who he wanted to be, nor was it who he wanted his son to grow up to be. LC grew up in an abusive environment, he allowed that to victimize him for a long time, and so he knew he needed to do an internal cleansing from his childhood trauma. When we always replay scenes from our childhood, we relive the situations and give power to those situations.
Support and Accountability
When it comes to recovery, support and accountability are essential. There is often a stigma attached to the person who has struggled with substance abuse. When providing support to people who have worked with addiction, it is vital to allow them to be free from their past by providing a safe place for those in recovery. When we come from a place of understanding, we can be more empathic to people in recovery. Apart from support is providing accountability. Accountability creates a safe place and lessens the chance of enabling toxic behavior.