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“The Twelve Days of Christmas” Reinterpreted For Drug Addiction

This is a parody and should be sung to the tune of “The Twelve Days of Christmas”:

12 days of Christmas song for addiction
12 days of Christmas song by the disease of addiction

On the first day of addiction my drugs said to me, “I will make you feel good.”

On the second day of addiction my drugs said to me, “I’m extremely loyal and I will make you feel good.”

On the third day of addiction my drugs said to me, “I won’t let you down, I’m extremely loyal and I will make you feel good.”

On the fourth day of addiction my drugs said to me, “You deserve a break, I won’t let you down, I’m extremely loyal and I will make you feel good.”

On the fifth day of addiction my drugs said to me, “One more hit won’t hurt you, you deserve a break, I won’t let you down, I’m extremely loyal and I will make you feel good.”

On the sixth day of addiction my drugs said to me, “You’re in Control… One more hit won’t hurt you, you deserve a break, I won’t let you down, I’m extremely loyal and I will make you feel good.”

On the seventh day of addiction my drugs said to me, “The arrest was a mistake…You’re in Control…One more hit won’t hurt you, you deserve a break, I won’t let you down, I’m extremely loyal and I will make you feel good.”

On the eighth day of addiction my drugs said to me, “People don’t understand you, the arrest was a mistake, one more hit won’t hurt you…You’re in Control…you deserve a break, I won’t let you down, I’m extremely loyal and I will make you feel good.”

On the ninth day of addiction my drugs said to me, “Everyone hates you, People don’t understand you, the arrest was a mistake, one more hit won’t hurt you…You’re in Control… you deserve a break, I won’t let you down, I’m extremely loyal and I will make you feel good.”

One the tenth day of addiction my drugs said to me, “Treatment won’t help you, everyone hates you, people don’t understand you, the arrest was a mistake, one more hit won’t hurt you…You’re in Control… you deserve a break, I won’t let you down, I’m extremely loyal and I will make you feel good.”

One the eleventh day of addiction my drugs said to me, “You are worthless, treatment won’t help you, everyone hates you, people don’t understand you, the arrest was a mistake, one more hit won’t hurt you…You’re in Control…you deserve a break, I won’t let you down, I’m extremely loyal and I will make you feel good.”

One the twelfth day of addiction my drugs said to me, “I Hate You, you are worthless, treatment won’t help you, everyone hates you, people don’t understand you, the arrest was a mistake, one more hit won’t hurt you…You’re in Control… you deserve a break, I won’t let you down, I’m extremely loyal and I will make you feel good.”

Disease of Addiction

While the parody of addiction sung to the “Twelve Days of Christmas” is amusing, the message is very indicative of how addiction initially lies to entice the addict. Addiction is attempting to destroy the addict’s self-esteem, relationships, and life.

Holiday time is a trigger to relapse and can be extremely difficult for addicts and the negative messages that the addiction tells the addict only complicates matters. “People don’t understand me,” is a common negative message that addicts will state to avoid dealing with family confrontation. Addicts are often seen as the black sheep or scapegoats for families and this becomes amplified around the holiday time. The addict generates and/or hears negative messages from family which perpetuates the cycle of addiction.

Addicts who have been alienated from their families will turn to substance abuse because as the song indicates, drugs and alcohol are always loyal and always follow through with what they are expected to do. The disease of addiction capitalizes on the addict who remains isolated.

Staying Sober

Family members may have cut you off this season for various reasons including drug or alcohol addiction. Do not let their ignorance about the disease of addiction ruin your holidays. Find other fellow addicts in recovery for support during this time. It is priceless to be able to spend time with others who have similar stories or experiences.

For those addicts who do participate in family celebrations, remember that once in recovery you have choices regarding drugs and alcohol. Think through decisions and consequences to decrease impulsive choices. Have a plan of action to deal with cravings that may surface during this time.

If you are alone this holiday season and suffer from addiction you may want to explore addiction treatment options. Call a Recovery Connection coordinator at #phone#. They are available 24/7 to answer your questions about substance abuse treatment. Many of them are in recovery and recognize the difficulty most addicts go through during the holiday season.

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