“I hate my life.” Have you ever thought that, said that, or — hell — even typed it into Google? If things have truly gotten that bad, the good news is that it’s not your life that sucks. The bad news is, it’s what you’ve been doing that’s turned your life into a dumpster fire. More good news: You have the ability to change it — and especially if it’s drugs and alcohol that are messing things up. Getting clean and sober can really change your life.
Is Partying Screwing Up Your Life?
When you look around and hate the life you’re living, it’s easy to blame everything except yourself. It’s your boss, your job, your girlfriend, the President, that’s screwing things up for you, right? Wrong.
Even if you’re not drinking and using on the regular, you’re still probably the one to blame for how your life has turned out. And if you are abusing substances, there’s a high likelihood that cutting down or stopping altogether could help.
If you’re not sure whether you have a problem, check out some of our past blog articles on how to know when it’s time to stop drinking. If there’s any small part of you that thinks your life could be better without drugs and alcohol, you’re right.
How to Get a Better Life in Recovery
It’s as simple as this: Make a different choice; get a different life. If you pick up the phone or send a chat message to talk about getting clean and sober, you’ve immediately put your life on a totally different track. That’s not to say that life turns into a carnival of sunshine and unicorns when you get clean. Shit still happens, and life can be hard. But we know from experience that overall, things are better on the other side. At the very least, you won’t be dead, in jail, or in a psych ward.
It might be hard to picture if you’ve never had long-term recovery before. If you have a friend who’s clean and sober, ask them about what happened to their life when they stopped drinking and using. If you don’t know anyone, give us a call. Our team has been through it, and we can tell you what to expect when you go to addiction treatment and get clean.
Changing your life starts with reaching out for help. Our team can talk you through your options, but there’s a wide variety of addiction treatment programs that can fit into your daily life.
Residential addiction treatment allows you to live at a facility and focus 24/7 on getting sober. Or, you might prefer to do night-time IOP or telehealth if you’re still holding down a job and don’t want to take time off of work.
The reality is, if you want to get clean and sober, the help is there for you. You don’t have to do it alone, and realistically you probably can’t.
Are you ready for a change? Call us today to get started.
Getting Clean & Sober at Home
Today, more than 75% of hospitals and healthcare providers offer access to telehealth treatment, with 29 states having gone so far as to enact telehealth parity laws, which force insurance companies to reimburse patients for telehealth at the same rates as they would for in-person treatment.
If you’ve been thinking about getting clean and sober, or if you’ve been wanting to work on and strengthen the recovery you already have, it’s never been easier to do it through telehealth.