Can you trace your actions and your addictions through various mug shots and the number of times you've been in "Booked"? It's time to consider trying something different. How about recovery?
I've been having a lot of thoughts lately about how often in my lifetime I'll see happy, healthy and successful individuals fall into the hands of drug and alcohol addiction. It's happened to my family members, my friends and people I admire.
Addiction takes you on an incredibly fast downward spiral. Somehow the right cocktail allows you to hide it from friends and family. By the time we notice that there's a problem; it's worse than it seems and you're blaming it on your environment. At this time, it must feel too late to get off the substance roller coaster.
But, it's never too late to stop. It's never too late to try and save your own life. You are enough without the substances. I believe in you. You don't have to do it alone. All the specialists say it doesn't matter that I believe you can recover; you must admit that you have a problem before you can start to heal.
Here's where you can start:
- Counseling Assoc 24-Hour Crisis Line: 800-844-2066
- Community Service Inc. Crisis Hotline: 800-489-1209
- Alcohol and Drug Detox: 501-226-4530