I am going to make this very simple.
Ask for help.
That’s it. This simple statement is the foundation of any attempt at recovery and also one of the hardest things to do (At first- it gets easier). Very few unweave the web of addiction without other people. We need others to accurately see ourselves.
Often addiction has ravaged us mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually. We often are coping with with trauma, grief, and overwhelming life situations. We literally need others to think clearly for us, remind us of our strengths, offer ideas that have worked, and guide us back to a life of meaning and purpose as we heal. The good news is help is available.
As addiction progresses more often than not we become more and more isolated. This of course makes my simple advice more complicated. So we need to find the courage to reach outside of what is comfortable and risk asking for help.
A steady guide to help begin this process. This guide needs to be safe, accepting, professional, open, and caring. I will be honored to be your guide, advocate, and outside eye to help you decide where and how to next to ask for help.