Times are painfully tough for many these days. Struggling in times of high stress may lead to substance use in an attempt to combat the loneliness, anxiety, or depression. However, it is a losing battle.
We are social beings and now with so little opportunity to commune with others, be part of a large group and hug our friends, it is tempting to look to unhealthy escapes. New habits may have formed that need attention. It seems daunting and scary but we really can reach out for comfort and help and make new healthy habits and when we fail, learn from it and start again. Are you wondering if you might have a problem?
Asking some hard questions like these can be a first step.
- Do I look forward to drinking or using drugs almost hourly
- Have others commented on my use?
- Am I using more than before?
- Am I hiding my use and using alone?
Maybe this is you right now:
Yes, I feel like I really should cut back or stop, but I am at a loss! I have tried but I seem to be my worst enemy, making excuses, telling myself ‘next time,’ or ‘tomorrow,’ and here I am fighting this crazy, losing battle.
Assert yourself. Take charge of your life. Inspired in this moment? Grab on to that feeling, no matter how fleeting. Help can come from many places and one avenue is seeking a therapist that can help find the root cause, teach coping skills and provide a safe place with no judgment to unload.
Take a step forward for your health and happiness. Write or call now. Be brave.
You can contact me or another therapist near you, today.