No matter where we are in our recovery journey, whether we’re entering treatment for the first time or have had multiple attempts, one of the best things we can do for ourselves is seek out support. When we’ve been struggling with addictions, we’ve learned a lot about ourselves, our triggers, our behaviors and patterns, but we don’t necessarily have the necessary tools to help ourselves recover. There are professional resources available to us with those tools, who can give us the support we need to have a successful recovery.
There are many reasons why we might reject support, even when we need it most. Many of us are frustrated and disappointed with ourselves, our behaviors and mistakes. We might have been struggling for so long, we’re embarrassed to admit we still have a problem. We might be prideful and feel ashamed we haven’t recovered yet. We might have relapsed more than once and are feeling hopeless about our ability to recover. We might think our problem isn’t so severe that we need help, that it is manageable and we can handle it on our own.
Addiction recovery is a multifaceted challenge, and we need all the support we can get. There are elements we may not even be aware of. There are mental, emotional, physical and spiritual components to addiction and recovery, and a thorough recovery process takes all of them into account and works with you on each and every one of them. This is so hard to do alone. Very often when we’re trying to recover, we’re struggling with depression, anxiety and other mental health issues. As we know from struggling with these issues, we can feel a pervasive sense of sadness and hopelessness. Having the discipline to do the necessary work to recover can feel like an insurmountable challenge. When we aren’t successful, we often beat ourselves up, berate ourselves and inundate ourselves with shame. We feel inadequate, and all of these difficult emotions can tempt us to want to escape our pain in our usual addictive ways.
When we enlist the help of support, we don’t have to face any of these challenges alone. We have a community of people who understand the struggles of addiction, who have personal experience with addiction, and who have years of experience helping people to recover. We deserve to give ourselves every advantage in this very difficult, life-changing process. We owe it to ourselves to give it our best shot. Having people in our corner helps us tackle each challenging element of the recovery process. Not having to do it alone can mean the difference between a successful recovery and staying stuck in cycles of relapse.
We can offer you this very important source of support. Call 888-570-7154 for more information.