I know how you feel. Living a life where it feels that a minute can last for hours. When the agonizing pain seems to only subside when it is numbed by using drugs or alcohol – it feels like there is no way out. Believe me, when I tell you, I know what it is like not to have hope for a different life.
It is never too late to make a change in our lives.
Sometimes in this seemingly hopeless state, we find ourselves alone and full of fear. We fear life and the people in it. We can be dominated by this fear and it keeps us from asking for help. It is never too late to make a change in our lives. All it takes is stepping out and asking someone to help us. To some people, this may be a simple concept but to someone that is like me, it is really difficult. Asking for help does not mean that you are weak, or that you don’t have control over your life. It means just the opposite. You are strong enough to believe that life can be different. You have experienced things that you know were not the greatest decisions, and you want to change them. That, in fact, is taking back control over your future.
Think about it, we have a future, we can change our destiny at any moment just by asking for help.
Your future. That has a nice ring to it. I never considered the future before. I lived in the here and now, which most of us do because we are so blinded by drugs or alcohol. Think about it, we have a future, we can change our destiny at any moment just by asking for help. We don’t have to continue to go down the rabbit hole just as Alice did. We can change the trajectory of our life. No matter what age we are, where we are in life, or where we come from, we can change. If you are ready to take that first step, here are a few different options you use to ask for help:
- Talk to a family member– I hate to burst the bubble on this one, but most of the time our family already knows that something is wrong. If they have not approached you yet, you can always initiate the conversation. They love you and only want the best for you.
- Talk to a counselor– Counselors are everywhere, in schools, the workplace and you can talk to your insurance provider to find one. They are some of the most compassionate people that can help point you in the right direction and tell you what to do next.
- Contact a treatment provider– Maybe you are already ready to take the leap into recovery. If that is the case, there are many treatment providers all over the country, and they are ready to help you. They all provide a free consultation to discuss your options. Do your research and learn what type of treatment works best for you.
If you are of college age and you are having a difficult time trying to manage school because of a substance use disorder, Life of Purpose can help you. If you have considered going to college but haven’t graduated high school, Life of Purpose can help. They are the only treatment center on a college campus geared to help college students get their lives back on track.
No one should have to choose between their recovery and their education.
New beginnings can be difficult and even scary. Facing the unknown is never a good feeling. No matter what age you are, there is hope. It is right here at your fingertips, just reach out and people are here to guide you to an amazing life. Call today to discuss your options.
Life of Purpose Treatment
3848 FAU Boulevard, Suite 100
Boca Raton, FL 33431