I never thought I’d be in the position I am today, struggling with addiction. It has always felt like such a distant thing, something that happened to other people, never me. Now here I am dealing with this issue and trying to seek help.
My addiction started gradually. Like most people, I started out just having a good time and feeling invincible. But as my dependence grew I realized things had gotten out of hand and I needed to do something about it before it ran my life completely.
At first it was hard to admit how big an issue this was for me - vulnerability is not something I’m comfortable with - so admitting that I could use help took me big step outside my comfort zone. And yet when I did reach out for help from family and friends it made all the difference in the world. Having people by my side who are understanding and supportive is invaluable; their presence keeps me motivated to keep up the work of recovery.
Reaching out for help can be incredibly scary, especially if you don’t know where or how even to get started or if you’re ashamed or scared about what you feel. But please don’t wait until it’s too late - getting help is possible and resources are available everywhere, no matter how daunting the task seems initially. And it gets easier once you take that first step – after all, everyone needs a helping hand from time to time in life!