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Asking for Help

You have decided it’s time for a change. Addiction has taken control of your life and you want it back.  This is a huge step in the right direction and a new beginning.  The first feeling is fear.  Being scared is human nature.  We all deal with fear at some point, but how we react to it is up to us.  The thoughts that follow the decision can be daunting. ‘Who should I turn to?’  ‘I’m not worth it.’  ‘The cravings will be too strong and I’ll just give in.’  These statements and questions don’t have to be in charge.  Your decision is just that, your decision.  Once you understand that getting help is the right thing to do, everything else will fall into place.

Pushing through the feelings can be difficult, but the real challenge is taking action.  Once you ask someone for the support you could be held accountable for your actions.  The addictive thoughts will want to take over.  Stay strong and lean on your support.  Remember that being held accountable isn’t a negative.  Accountability is put into effect to keep you on the right track.

Deciding what kind of help you need is another challenge.  Whether your supporter is a therapist, a friend, or a family member, they can help you decide where to go next.  You aren’t alone in this and more support will grow with time.  Let them help decide what treatment you will need.

Part of treatment could include learning when to ask for help.  Once recovery has begun, there will still be resources and assistance with getting back on your feet.  Ask friends and neighbors for outlets.  Finding out where things are happening in the community is a great way to get help.  There could be job fairs, assisted living or a place to stay, or emotional support.  Whatever your needs are, there will be someone to help, you just need to know where to look.  Counselor offices usually have a long list of resources you can call to meet your needs.

It is very important to learn that asking for help isn’t a meek feat.  It is an essential tool to recovery.  It is, also, the first step in making yourself a stronger person.  Fight through the fear of the unknown and just simply know that asking for help is the right thing to do.  Ask for it when it is needed and trust yourself to make the right decisions.  

Serenity Oaks Wellness Center seeks to adorn each client which comes through our 5 week program by taking their life and making it more beautiful with the tools of recovery. Call us today for information: 844-720-6847

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