You might or might not think of yourself as addicted, but the odds are good that if you’re reading this then you or someone you love are caught up in doing some things that are making life difficult for you. Many people bear intense shame and guilt about addiction issues, which helps to keep the behaviors secret, and makes it hard to access effective support.
Actually changing our behaviours can be really hard, at least at first. There are many different issues that may need to be addressed. Some examples are trauma, problematic relationships, depression, or long standing issues from our family of origin. People who successfully deal with this part of recovery often find that their lives transform in ways that they could never have imagined, and may feel deep gratitude for having done the hard work of a thorough recovery.
Recovery might be the hardest thing that you or your loved one do, But getting the right support can make it easier.