I once heard somewhere , “The opposite of addiction is connection”. I used to think what does that even mean, of course I believed that the opposite of addiction was just staying clean and free from drugs and alcohol. The more I thought about it, I realized that the root of my addiction steamed from feeling alone and the lack of connection with everyone and everything around me. The only connection I had was to my addiction, my drugs and my booze. Building a solid foundation of genuine, meaningful relationships has shown me what true connection actually feels like and have giving me much more to live for that I thought could ever be. South Orange County Detox and Treatment (SOCD) has shown me a connection that I thought wasn’t possible. Without the care from SOCD I would still be on the streets looking for a drug connection rather than pursing the meaningful life I have today. I owe my life to those who have helped me out of the grave that I once had dug for myself.