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How You Think You Look When You’re Using vs. How You REALLY Look

How You Think You Look When You're Using vs. How You REALLY Look

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As women, when we are drinking or getting high we seem to be a little bit delusional in what we think we look like. When I was in my active addiction, I thought I looked so good and had my s*** together all the time. That was definitely not the case. I’ve thought of how you think you look when you’re using vs. how you REALLY look.How You Think You Look When You’re Using vs. How You REALLY Look:

You think – You are dancing like Beyoncé…

How You Think You Look When You're Using vs. How You REALLY Look

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You really look like this…

How You Think You Look When You're Using vs. How You REALLY Look

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You think – You look super cute and are taking selfies

How You Think You Look When You're Using vs. How You REALLY Look

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You really look like this…

How You Think You Look When You're Using vs. How You REALLY Look

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You think – You look like a bad ass

How You Think You Look When You're Using vs. How You REALLY Look

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You really look like this…

How You Think You Look When You're Using vs. How You REALLY Look

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You think – You look cute when you fall asleep in public

How You Think You Look When You're Using vs. How You REALLY Look

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You really look like this…

How You Think You Look When You're Using vs. How You REALLY Look

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You think – You sound normal when you’re texting or talking to people

How You Think You Look When You're Using vs. How You REALLY Look

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You really look like this…

How You Think You Look When You're Using vs. How You REALLY Look

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You think – You look perfectly fine and nobody can tell you are high/drunk

How You Think You Look When You're Using vs. How You REALLY Look

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You really look like this…

How You Think You Look When You're Using vs. How You REALLY Look

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You think – You look attractive when trying to tempt a guy to drink with you

How You Think You Look When You're Using vs. How You REALLY Look

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You really look like this…

How You Think You Look When You're Using vs. How You REALLY Look

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You think – You look like the life of the party

How You Think You Look When You're Using vs. How You REALLY Look

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You really look like this…

How You Think You Look When You're Using vs. How You REALLY Look

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When we are in that state of denial or just insanity in our addiction, we really think we look good or look normal to other people. It’s funny because once I got sober I realized that everyone already knew I had a problem – except me. We think we can hide it from the world when really, we were only fooling ourselves. Addiction is the only disease that tells you that you don’t have a disease and you are fine. Looking back, I see how crazy I was and don’t understand how I possibly thought other people didn’t notice.

All of the things I listed above go along with: thinking you can drive when you are clearly wasted, thinking your family won’t notice you are high, and thinking you look graceful and ladylike when you look like a drunken/high mess and more. Getting sober can be a real eye-opener to our behaviors in our addiction. Even though we did some questionable things in our addiction, doesn’t mean we have to punish ourselves forever. That’s the point to getting treatment and working a program of recovery. At Orchid Recovery Center, they have therapy and help you get past the issues you have from before and during your addiction. Going to 12-step meetings, getting a sponsor and supports and working the steps helped me forgive myself for my past actions and even be grateful for them – crazy I know!

Truth be told, I did have a good time in the beginning of my drinking and drugging but by the time it was all over I was a train wreck and exhausted.  Getting sober and continuing to live a life in recovery is the best decision I ever made for myself and if you’re having issues with drinking and drugging, maybe you should look into, too. If you or a loved one is struggling with substance abuse or addiction, please call toll free 1-800-777-9588.

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