How do you feel when you wake up in the morning? What’s the first thing you do? Do you brush your teeth, make coffee, open the curtains… or do you reach for a bottle for that one little drink, that first little sip, just to make you feel normal? You tell yourself you can quit at any time, you can just walk away, but deep down you know you can’t. You feel weak, you feel like you have no willpower. Maybe you’ve even tried to quit only to relapse.
You may feel like you’re alone, but you’re not alone. Many others have suffered through your problem. Drug abuse and alcoholism are widespread. They’re not moral lapses, they’re not something that happens to the weak. They are diseases. Like any diseases, they tend not to cure themselves. You need to seek treatment. Although it will take all your strength and all your willpower to overcome your problem, strength and willpower alone won’t get the job done. You will need help. You’ll not only need help, you’ll need help from people who know what they’re doing.
Maybe you’re lucky, and your loved ones have done a drug intervention or alcohol intervention for you. If they haven’t, you’ll need to take the first step yourself. You’ll need to check yourself into an alcohol rehab program or a drug rehab program. Once you check yourself in, you’ll find many people there who understand your problem and have even been there themselves. They understand your pain because they have felt it. They’ve gone through it.
You’ll also find professional medical staff, counselors and even psychological help to help you with the physical symptoms of withdrawal and the mental and emotional duress of recovery, as well as any dual diagnosis related complications.