Addiction can take over anyone’s life, regardless of gender, race or social status. People who were once fun-loving and hardworking can lose interest in life entirely, causing them to fall out with friends and neglect their responsibilities. It doesn’t only blight the life of the sufferer but causes suffering for everyone who loves and cares about that person. It can feel as if there is no way out when you’re going through this experience, but addiction recovery is possible for everyone.
Sadly, there is still a stigma attached to addiction, even though it’s a diagnosable mental health condition. Old-fashioned views that it represents weakness or immorality have been disproven by science, so there is no need to feel ashamed. Guilt and shame frequently prevent people from seeking the help they need, but it doesn’t have to be that way. You’re not alone, and by embracing the recovery community, you’re building yourself an integral support network.
If you or a loved one need help with addiction please call our men’s and women’s rehab at 844-254-9664 to speak with one of our experienced counselors.