Where to Find Help When You Need It Most
Things can be difficult for anyone, and everyone, at any given time. Sometimes you make choices that lead you down the wrong path. At other times you may struggle with staying on your best path. No matter where you are in your life journey when you need help, it is so important for you to find it. Consider the following resources when you need them most.
If you are one of the millions experiencing drug addiction, you are not alone. While many people are going through a similar experience, you may think you are the only one because you suffer in silence. When you are ready to move towards a different future, talk to professionals about addiction therapy.
Addiction therapy can look different for different people. It will focus on where you are now, what past behaviors or triggers brought you to this place, and what you want for your future. Licensed therapists are trained to guide to through the process from your first meeting and beyond. They will work with you to help you heal and find new ways to live without being in the shadows of addiction.
If you are ready to get started, contact an addiction therapist today. Being uncertain is ok, too. Make the call, regardless. The first step on the road to recovery does not have to be a big one.
Talk with Someone
When problems arise or you start to spiral into a place you no longer want to be, it is helpful to talk with someone. There is an abundance of mental health and addiction professionals available to talk with you. The person or people you reach out to do not have to be professionals in their own right. They can be a first step in asking for help.
Some people to connect and talk with are:
- Clergy members or lay people
- Family members
- Telehealth providers
- Your primary care physician
Watch this quick video for guidance on how to talk with someone who is experiencing a mental health challenge in their life.
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Find an Outlet
If you are experiencing addiction or struggling with the stressors of daily life, in addition to seeking professional help it can be beneficial to find a positive outlet to help alleviate stress.
Some beneficial ideas include:
- Join a gym.
- Take a class with a friend.
- Make it a scheduled calendar item so you stick with it.
- Pick up an old sport that you used to participate in.
- Try a new sport such as pickleball.
- Take up biking to work.
- Sign up for a Couch to 5k program.
- Try your hand at an artistic pursuit.
- Pick up an old hobby or sign up for a class.
- Practice watercolor or oil painting.
- Learn to quilt a blanket.
- Try knitting a scarf.
- Plant a cutting garden for fresh flowers.
No matter where you find yourself when you feel at a loss for what to do next, talk with someone. If you are struggling with addiction, seek professional help. There are so many people out there who understand what you are going through and there are others that simply love you and want to be there for you. Now it is time to take action and get on the road to a healthier you.