Everyone is put on this earth for a reason. We have limitless potential- for love, achievement, success, happiness, and fulfillment. But in order to unlock this potential, we have to be willing to let go of what is holding us back and bringing us down. This includes life-threatening addictions to drugs and alcohol.
How Has Your Addiction Held You Back?
When we are stuck in a hopeless cycle of addiction, it’s easy to lose focus on what is truly important in life. When your brain and body are focused on getting the next drink or “fix”, especially to prevent withdrawal symptoms, our priorities become completely skewed. All of our spare time, energy, money, and attention is devoted to our addiction. As a result of this, the rest of our lives fall apart. Our families suffer- both from neglect, and from worrying day in and day out about our well-being. Our friends can also be neglected, and can become frustrated and worried at witnessing our increasingly destructive behavior. All our money gets thrown into drug and alcohol, meaning we often become broke in short time. Bills don’t get paid, we have no money for food or rent, and homelessness and debt can easily occur. School and work suffer because we don’t devote the necessary time to succeed, so our dreams and goals often become distant memories. And finally, we lose any sense of purpose or fulfillment. The simple joys in life that we once enjoyed, and the feeling of a life well lived, are totally lost in addiction. We become shells of our former selves- and our potential is put on hold.
So What Can Be Done?
The good news is, if you are still breathing, there is still time to make a change. Your potential and life’s purpose is waiting for you- if you are just willing to take the necessary steps to change your life! The first of which is reaching out to ask for help. If your addiction is very serious, you may need inpatient treatment to really effect a change. Rehab can give you the medical attention, therapy, and space from your environment needed to gain true perspective and begin to heal- physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. Don’t let your addiction rob you of your purpose- reach out today and make a change.
Call the treatment professionals at Serenity Acres today for your free confidential assessment. 1-800-203-2024.