The moment when you want to quit...
Is the moment you need to keep pushing.
For many individuals who may be struggling with addiction - the toughest step is the very first one: deciding to make a change. Recognizing that you may have a problem with alcohol or drugs is sometimes the hardest, but most couragous part. When you are in the midst of an addiction, sobriety can feel like an impossible goal, but recovery is never out of reach. Making a change is possible with the right treatment and support and the desire to change. Reaching out may be difficult but having support while going through treatment from alcohol or drugs is crucial to your recovery. Support can come from family and friends, doctors, counselors, community members, or even individuals from your faith community. Making a committment to sobriety involves changing many things in your life including the way you were dealing and coping with stress, what you do in your free time or for fun, how you view yourself, and even sometimes who you allow into your life. Making changes in our lives are never easy, but neither is living a life of alcohol and drug abuse.
If you are still contemplating addressing your substance use...
Consider keeping tracking of your drug or alcohol use (when and how much you use, time spent obtaining alcohol or drugs). Doing this will help to give you a better understanding of the role that drugs or alcohol are playing in your life.
List the benefits and costs of your alcohol or drug use including if you were to continue to use.
Look at what is important to you in your life (significant other, children, career, health, pets, etc.) - How does your drug or alcohol use affect these things?
Ask yourself what is preventing you from making the change or what could help you make the change
If you have any past attempts at recovery - Think about what worked and what didn't work.
Try reaching out to those whom are close to you and ask them for support in taking the first step
Depending on the severity of your addiction and your overall circumstances - outpatient or residential treatment could be an option as treatment for your alcohol or drug abuse.
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