Using substances as a way to cope can cause you to isolate. You may begin to see yourself as a victim of circumstances and convince yourself that your problems are caused by everyone else. Are you thinking about cutting down your alcohol or drug use? Do you become annoyed when people talk about your substance use? No one sets out to become addicted to drugs or alcohol. Give yourself permission to heal.
Are you worried about a loved one’s drinking or drug use? The anxiety this causes a family can be overwhelming. You’ve probably tried your best to respond. You might have developed co-dependent behaviors as a way to cope with the addicted person in your life. Living this way can be exhausting. If this sounds like you, feel free to call me for a consultation.
"Addiction begins with the hope that something "out there" can instantly fill up the emptiness inside." Jean Kilbourne