“I’m not saying I’m gonna change the world, but I guarantee that I will spark the brain that will change the world.”
Flynn met up with Jo and Nisha at the school library to study for heir upcoming midterm exams. He was having a tough time focusing as his body had been going through withdrawal symptoms for the past few days. All he could think about was smoking weed and taking tequila shots, but he had promised Zax that he would take a break from drugs and alcohol since Rey’s overdose.
He did not want to worry anyone, but Flynn was having difficulty sleeping. He was anxious and had been experiencing heart palpations. His headaches worsened, and he hoped that his friends did not notice his tremors. The craving, yearning, and desire to acquire temporary relief dominated his focus.
However, Flynn had been severely affected by Rey’s overdose. It made him reflect on his own problematic behaviours and addiction patterns. It was clear to him that he required intervention to overcome his substance misuse. He had formed an unhealthy attachment to the temporary relief of drugs and alcohol as an escape.
“You doing ok, bud?” asked Jo, sensing his struggle.
“I’ve been better, to be honest. I can’t concentrate on my studies right now; these exams are kicking my ass!” Flynn laughed it off casually.
“Listen, Flynn, if you need time to take care of your health, that should be your main priority. I hope you know that you can talk to us. We are here to help you with whatever you need,” Jo comforted him with her kindness and understanding.
She was such an empathetic and compassionate person. Flynn stared into her warm green eyes and momentarily got lost in the pools of the soft emerald hues that radiated brightly. There were flecks of strength and encouragement that gave him a sense of calm. Without even knowing it, Jo’s energy lifted his physical agitation and provided Flynn the with the resolve to view this phase of his life as an opportunity to change. He had a chance to make new decisions and choices, no matter how difficult the task.
Within that moment, Flynn made a decision that would alter the course of his life. He needed help, and he knew exactly which twelve-step program would help him through his recovery journey. After all, money was not an issue for his family.
“Thanks, Jo. I appreciate you,” Flynn stated. He surprised himself at how honest and vulnerable he felt in that moment.
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