When I decided to get help with my alcoholism, I was finally sick and tired of being sick and tired.
Some days I woke up with a splitting headache, and full of guilt. I could barely look at myself in the mirror.
I tried to piece together the night before, but there were too many gaps in my memory from blacking out.
I remember being full of fear, anxiety, and shame. Millions of questions immediately filled my head. Did I call or text someone? Did I say something embarrassing? Did I do something I will regret? Did someone I know see me drunk?
All of these things questions paralyzed me with fear before I even got out of bed. Then I had to face my family and lie about my drinking.
I came up with many excuses why I was feeling sick. I said I had the flu, a cold, didn’t get enough sleep, etc. The lies started piling up and weighing on my shoulders.
I was surrounded by people who had the same problems and stories as I did. They were honest about their drinking, which inspired me to be honest as well.
I learned many life-changing tools in rehab. These tools have saved my life and my marriage. Because I learned how to be honest in rehab, I was able to be honest with my husband. I shed all my lies, fears, and resentments.
My marriage is the happiest it has ever been. We are stronger because I don’t drink and keep secrets. My children are much happier, and I spend quality time with them everyday, not worrying about when I can slip away to drink.
If you are sick and tired of being sick and tired, our Florida based drug and alcohol treatment center offers help. We teach you how to live a lifetime of sobriety and customize treatment plans for each client that checks into our facility.
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When you first realize you have a problem with drugs or alcohol, admitting that to yourself is the first step. It’s a huge step, but simply acknowledging your problem will not solve it. Asking for help is what must happen next in order to heal.
Asking for help isn’t easy, you must have courage. Some have difficulty asking for help because they think it shows weakness. This is not true. It takes enormous strength to take action, and to take responsibility for the mistakes we have made.
Many of us were embarrassed to ask for help in the beginning of our journey into sobriety. The shame and guilt held us back from starting a new life. If you are feeling embarrassed, don’t be. There are millions of people struggling with the exact same problem as you.
When you enter a rehab, everyone is there to support you. You will meet others that relate to you and your story, and you won’t feel alone or judged.
Some people have a hard time asking for help because their pride is in their way. Put your pride aside, asking for help is the best way to feel genuinely proud of yourself. If you are struggling with substance abuse, chances are there are things you are not proud of doing. Putting your pride away will lead you to a feeling of genuine happiness, and a life you can be proud of.
Fear can also stand in your way of asking for help. When you enter a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center, you will see that there is nothing to be afraid of. The people at the facility will teach you new coping skills to deal with stress and fear in your life. You don’t have to be scared of emotions, you won’t have to numb your feelings. You will learn how to deal with tough situations without the crutch of substances.
It’s never too late to ask for help. If you are struggling with addiction, our Florida based treatment center can help you. We have a wonderful staff and programs that are tailored to fit your specific needs.