When you’re battling addiction, chances are there will be or has been a time when you’ve hit rock bottom. Rock bottom is the lowest place you can possibly find yourself, and it’s usually different for everyone, though rock bottom generally shares some common themes. When you reach this point, it’s common to feel extremely negative about yourself. Many people tear themselves down and simply make the problem worse and worse. Many of those same people give up on themselves entirely, thinking themselves beyond forgiveness, redemption or help. Unfortunately, many people who give up on themselves prevent the people who love them from reaching out the them, and it’s common for overdose to occur when people are struggling with extreme, negative emotions about themselves. They want the pain to go away, so they ingest a lot of drugs or alcohol to numb the pain, often with devastating consequences.
When you feel you just can’t go any lower, it can feel impossible to begin to reclaim your life. How could you even possibly begin to climb out of the hole you’ve dug yourself into? It may feel like some of the things you’ve said and done while you’ve been struggling with addiction are unforgivable, especially if they involve stealing from or harming the people you love. Shame, embarrassment and anger at our actions and our addiction can be overwhelming, and it can be tempting to just throw in the towel and give in to addiction’s control.
This is exactly when you must find a way to plant your feet and stand tall. When you want to give up on yourself is exactly the moment when you can begin to rebuild your life. Remember that you are you, a person with a family who loves them, and that you are not your addiction. You have an addiction, and if you choose to remember that, addiction does not have you. Instead of choosing self loathing and despair, take even the smallest part of you that you can find that you think is good. No matter how small, no matter if it’s just one inch of yourself, you grasp that inch and remember that that one inch of you that’s not been swept into the disease of addiction is worth fighting for. You are worth fighting for, your children, your wife, your parents, your siblings, your life is worth fighting for.
Recovery is a life-changing, life-saving decision. Change starts when you make the decision that treatment is right for you. Based on an evidence-based curriculum, our program brings together the best of trusted 12-step principles and proven best practices for treatment. Our holistic approach treats the whole person. The Springboard Center offers you a 5-week program for healing mind, body, and spirit. Call us today for information: (432) 620-0255