Admitting that you’re facing an addiction is the very first step in your recovery and if you’re reading this, you’re in the right place. Congratulations! You’re on your way there. When it comes to drug and alcohol dependence, reaching out for help is perhaps the hardest challenge, especially if you’re not quite sure where to turn. If you’re hesitant to reach out to somebody you trust, consider these vital components:
Asking for Help Shows No Sign of Weakness
On the contrary, asking for help shows that you’re stronger than you realize and that you’re brave enough to take on recovery.
There’s No Reason to be Embarrassed
Many times, we avoid asking for help because we’re too ashamed to ask. Don’t be! Reaching out for help shows just how strong you are, and if you’re asking somebody you trust, chances are, they won’t pass any judgments whatsoever.
Now is Always the Right Time
You may feel that you’re too far along in your dependency and that there’s nothing to be done. No matter how far along in your addiction you may be – whether it’s a newly rooted dependency or has been in effect for years, there’s always hope and there is also help to be offered.
Fear is common in recovery, especially in the very beginning phases. Keep these vital thoughts in mind as you begin to consider reaching out for help!