Those of us that love an addict, or are in love with an addict have a special need that goes beyond just being told what to do and what not to do. We need to believe that addiction can be won. We need to believe our addict can be saved, can be brought back..and these articles are selected to reassure you, that yes, in fact, they can. Don’t give up. Read on..
There is hope for addiction
Before you get ready to give up on life or your addicted loved one, you need to know there is hope. Addiction can be fought and won. It is possible and it happens every day. The commitment to the recovery is what is key. If you have found yourself here to get help, support and answers for what to do, then you have already made a step that is positive. There are many going through what you are going through and many that may have given up too soon. Some times it is the addict that was not committed to the recovery, some times it is the weary family and friends that throw the towel in. This article is to help reinforce your resolve and commitment to the process of recovery and hope.
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Finding support and overcoming the shame
Lets face it, there are support groups everywhere. Some, you have to attend to physically, at other times you rally your support in the form of friends and relatives. It’s still a lonely existence. Friends and family, hopefully can offer some support but more often than not, they will not understand. No doubt you will be told to seek guidance from a wide variety of outlets and it is great for some, but not a perfect fit for others. The best place to find support is from those who have gone through it, lived the nightmare and come out on the other side in one piece. Read on to find out about Finding support and overcoming the shame here.
There is light at the end of the tunnel
There is a light at the end of the tunnel, but a lot is going to depend on you, and your resolve. Also know that what you define as “light at the end of the tunnel” now, may change later on. Many times, the light may be about how you are going to be happy, even if your addict never recovers. That sounds simple, perhaps too simple, but you may have to accept certain realities in life when you know and love an addict. One of those realities is your addict may never get well, and you have to be happy again. The light at the end of the tunnel maybe your loved one’s recovery, but it also may be your finally breaking free and finding support for your happiness.
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