It’s OK to have a mental illness and addiction.
I have Bipolar Disorder, Alcoholism, and an Addiction.
It just means that I have triple the amount of experience, strength, and hope to share; a trifecta of fellow sufferers to help, and from whom I can receive help; and three times the motivation to work my regimen to stay sober and stable!
AND I have had more opportunities for spiritual growth!
“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” (Helen Keller)