Your emotional state
Another challenge to your drug and alcohol recovery is having to face your emotional issues. These may be the issues that you have been running from or numbing for many years. You may have been running from them since your childhood or a traumatic event.
When you take away the alcohol and drugs, oftentimes negative emotions come up. Usually, pain from your past that you have not really dealt with. This can be tough for some people to contend with. Feeling pain is not something that we all like to do. Going back and revisiting your traumatic childhood or past isn’t always pleasant. If you’re not willing to contend with those emotions in positive ways, it will challenge your drug and alcohol recovery.
A great way to grow emotionally and begin healing those wounds is to go to therapy for a season. Working through such issues with a professional can help you process and get through those things that have happened in your life that you just didn’t know-how. Taking a season and really doing the work at the emotional level can bring you to a new level of freedom.
If you cannot afford counseling, there are plenty of wonderful books on the topic and videos as well. Even attending a 12-step group and working the 12 steps with a sponsor can help you begin to heal old wounds and grow emotionally. It’s usually not the substances that are the true issue, but it’s the pain and wounds underneath the substances. When you can get to the very root of the matter, you can break through and gained a new sense of freedom and love for yourself and others.
Help Is Available
Are you on the fence when it comes to drug or alcohol recovery? Have you been thinking about quitting or trying to quit for a while now? Is alcohol or drugs really serving you well? Or is it causing you problems?
The good news is that help is available. There are drug and alcohol recovery rehabs in every state. Whether you attend an inpatient or outpatient program, you can benefit greatly from using the time-tested advice from substance abuse professionals. You’ll learn a lot about addiction, as well as yourself.
It will take hard work and it will take time. But anything of value in life takes hard work and time. But it’s always worth it. If you need help, contact a professional today. Don’t put this off another day. It’s your time to create the kind of life that you really want.