Dealing with mental health and alcohol addiction

Lately, I’ve been struggling with both my mental health and an alcohol addiction. I have found that by trying to cope with things on my own, it has only served to further worsen my mental state. I recognize now that I need to reach out for help in order to start making positive strides forward.

I recently started seeing a counselor who is helping me to understand the root of these issues and start making positive changes. It’s incredibly hard work, but there have been times when it really does feel like progress is being made. Even little successes should be celebrated, as they come, during this journey.

At times I still slip into old habits, but every day is a new chance for me to make better choices for my wellbeing. One of those decisions - and can arguably be the most important - is to pursue sobriety both short term and long term. In order to do so successfully, additional support has been essential for me both personally and professionally.

With hard work and perseverance, anything can be achieved!

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I’m so glad that you’re taking steps towards getting the help you need and making positive progress. From experience, I know how hard it can be to stay on track when trying to reach a goal like sobriety - it’s essential to have extra support around you for this! You should be proud of yourself for recognizing when something wasn’t working and reaching out for help. Small victories should definitely be celebrated - whether that’s setting a goal or simply making it through another day. Keep up the good work and take care of yourself!

Hey there,

It sounds like you’re really making an effort to take positive strides in improving your mental health and addiction. It’s certainly not an easy thing to do, but it’s great that you’re recognizing that and taking those first steps by seeing a counselor. Even small successes are definitely worth celebrating along this path, as it takes courage and strength!

I’m glad to hear that you’re making the decision to focus on sobriety both in the short-term and long-term. Having supportive people around us can be such an important factor in recovery; having them express their understanding and willingness also helps a lot. If you need any other type of help or just someone to listen, know that I’m here for you (and many others too!).

Above all else, hate & bad days will come from time-to-time, but don’t lose sight of what you’re trying to achieve! You are capable of doing this - hold on tight to that thought always!

Take care & stay strong :slight_smile:

Hey, I really feel for you, man. Dealing with mental health issues and addiction is tough, but reaching out for help is a huge step in the right direction. It’s awesome that you’re seeing a counselor and making progress. I totally get that it’s hard work and there will be slip-ups, but celebrating those little successes is key. And pursuing sobriety is a big deal - it’s great that you’re getting the support you need. Keep at it, man. With hard work and perseverance, you can definitely achieve your goals. Stay positive and keep pushing forward!