Those days are the worst.
I know it can feel like no one sees you and certainly no one understands you. I know it might feel like you're stuck in a hole, never to see the light again. You may feel so far gone that you can get back to the beginning. But you can.
I wish I could say it was easy. I wish I could say that. I wish I could say its a short journey and that once you're free, it's all roses and daisies from there. But it isn't. You'll still slip up and you'll still have bad days, you'll even have awful days.
Even after all those bad days and pain and struggling, just know it'll be worth it.
Do you remember what it was like to be a kid? Do you remember how great it felt to smile? Or laugh? Or run with no regrets? To simply be yourself? It was beautiful wasn't it? That freedom is yours for the taking. You are not a slave to suffering. The only chains you have are the ones you put on yourself. So what are you doing? Take off those chains. Yes, you might fall because you haven't run in so long after being held down, but get back up and keep going.
This is your life. Its too short and far too precious to not live it to the fullest. Because you matter. Your story can change lives.
There is such thing as recovery. There is such a thing as joy. Its real, and it's right within your grasp.