Have you ever heard the expression “better the devil you know than the devil you don’t”? It’s an old saying about resisting change. Oftentimes we know our current situation is toxic but we are terrified that change may bring something worse. I think that’s one of the things that keeps may people from making that all-too-important call for help.
Recognizing That You’re Not Alone
One of the biggest things we can do to silence that voice that keeps us from asking for help is realizing we’re not in this alone. While everyone’s story is unique, we share many of the themes with others. A person in Florida and a person in New Jersey might lead very different lives, but when it comes to the topic of addiction, they might have more in common than you’d think.
Opiates abuse and addictions to other drugs are unfortunately common in America. There are many professionals who are trained in understanding the epidemic. Most of these people got into the field specifically to help people like you who are struggling. There are many organizations out there with the express goal of helping you end this addiction, so whatever you’re going through, you don’t need to do it by yourself.
Dialing the Number
Holding that phone in your hand and actually hitting dial can be hard. But once you do it, you have proven to yourself that you want to be on the path to recovery and that’s a profound thing. If you need help, don’t be afraid to ask a friend or loved on if they’ll be there with you, maybe ask for help dialing the number if you can’t do it on your own but want to.
The fear of the unknown future doesn’t disappear instantly for everyone. But once you’ve made that call, once you’ve started making a plan for recovery, you can feel something new: hope.
So start on that path. Contact us today.