There is no “easy part” for the person coming to grips with their own addiction to drugs or alcohol.
This evolution usually starts out with waking up hung-over day a few days in a row, then having to contend with the very real possibility of memory loss, the breakdown in personal and professional relationships. And, of course, degrading health and wellness.
Another huge hurdle for those who are aware of their addiction and want to get help is fear. Fear is a powerful emotion that can grow over time, just like the substance misuse itself; and the fear of being shamed and losing one’s pride to seek outside help can be the biggest mental step.
Overcoming this fear and finding the courage to make a call to a clinic or even a loved one to admit the problem can be difficult, but there are ways to make it easier. For the person who is grappling with making that step to involve a family member or loved one it’s important to remember that no one is alone in feeling helpless when it comes to addiction.
You may have turned to the internet for help and information about your addiction and how to overcome it. It is just a quick search away to find a social media site to help with positive, empowering quotes to help motivate your desire for change. There are Facebook groups, Twitter feeds, Pinterest boards, and other sources of inspiration to make the call to get help. There are also online forums where people volunteer words of encouragement and positive messages of hope and solace.
For those that may be more religious than others, there are lines and excerpts from various texts that that can resonate with any number of faiths.
Ultimately, finding the courage to get free from addiction comes from within, it just needs to be harnessed.