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I Am All Alone. Who Do I Talk to About My Addiction?

Written by Valiant Living Recovery on Monday, March 16th, 2020

If you are someone who suffers from an addiction, you may find yourself eventually all alone due to the consequences of your actions. You may believe that you are not at fault, but your loved ones may beg to differ since they were the ones taking care of you and putting out all your fires. Now that you want to get the help you need to stop the insidiousness you are experiencing from the use of drugs and alcohol, you may feel abandoned by the ones you love the most. 

The good news is that there is help for you, and your loved ones, to receive. There are more resources than ever to help you understand your addiction as well as help for your friends and family to support you without enabling you. You, however, must start the ball rolling to get the help you need to start living life without drugs or alcohol. Finding the right kind of help is imperative. You will need to search out the right organization or determine the right person to guide you. 

Find a Support Group

You need to be around people who understand your addiction before you can start having healthy relationships with others who cannot fathom your addiction any longer. 12-Step programs like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA) are a great place to start. The people in these programs have been where you are with trying to get and stay sober and will understand your struggles. Finding tools that will help you combat your addiction is important along with the unity of having the common peril of addiction to contend with. Locate a meeting in your area and go see what these support groups are all about. You can ascertain a new outlook on life and gain the solution for the cessation of drugs and alcohol.

Find a Therapist

Some people find support groups to be offputting at first which could lead you to seek therapeutic measures for a different kind of support. One on one with a therapist or group therapy can help you see addiction in a new light. From holistic therapy to traditional talk therapy, there is a therapy that will work specifically for your addiction. You may find that sitting in an office with a therapist bearing your soul is the best way to relieve your tension. You may discover something like acupuncture, pet therapy, or Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy (EMDR) may get you to stop numbing your feelings with drugs and alcohol. 

Find a Rehabilitation Facility 

Going away for 90 days to gain the knowledge you need about addiction may be the key to ending your drug and alcohol use. Getting away from the people and places that supply you your drugs and alcohol and getting into the root causes of your addiction are what can solve your problem. Health care professionals will be there to aid your comprehension regarding your addiction and give you the tools you need to stay sober for the long haul. 

Find a Spiritual Guide

In order for recovery to work, there must be a psychic change that can be found through spirituality. If you are religious, you can visit your pastor and seek guidance within the bounds of your religion. If you are simply trying a spiritual means because you have been told that meditation and connection are important, having someone who knows what they are doing can guide you in the right direction. Your spiritual journey is certainly personal although finding out what someone else does, whether it is a sponsor or a spiritual guru, can be instrumental in conceptualizing your own Higher Power. There is something for you to learn when seeking a spirituality that has nothing to do with what anyone else believes. Your personal belief is what is going to help you decide if you are actually in control of your sobriety or not. Finding a Higher Power of your own understanding will direct you into freedom and spiritual principles that will make a huge difference in your overall purpose.

Your sobriety will depend on how much you put into the foundation of your recovery. Taking the time to use significant resources that are intended to strengthen you and your recovery will be life-changing and life-saving, to say the least. You are never alone even if you think you are. Someone who is in recovery or someone who works in recovery will be happy to be of service to you – you just have to be willing to receive it which is sometimes the hardest hurdle of all. The best thing you can get do for your recovery is to get started today and make your recovery count one day at a time.    

Offering a full range of recovery and mental health services, Valiant Living offers “Expanded Recovery” to enrich our clients’ lives in mind, body, and spirit. Through evidence-based therapy options and the endless adventure of Colorado, Valiant fosters connection, encouraging clients to get connected to themselves, their peers, their families, and their higher power. With the power of recovery, clients are restored to full health and experience life-changing healing. Call us today for more information: 303-536-5463