The road to recovery is often heavy laden with trepidations and snares that can easily lure anyone back to their destructive, dangerous and risky behaviors. Substance use takes over your life. You rely on drugs or alcohol to cope emotionally, socially or physically, you neglect responsibilities and activities that once were important to you, oftentimes you find yourself participating in reckless behaviors such as drink driving, unprotected sex, or using dirty needles. And if that is not enough, you end up burning all your bridges and having all sorts of relationship problems with your better half, family, or friends.
What once started as a way to relax, have fun or socialize becomes an everyday burden that completely isolates you from the rest of the world and has a debilitating impact on your physical, mental, social and financial health. To add salt to injury, you have probably tried numerous ways to kick your addiction on your own and failed. This only intensifies the feelings of loneliness, hopelessness and the need to delve deeper into the addiction since you do not know how to deal with triggers that will arouse the temptation in the first place.
There is help and it comes in the form of numerous scholarships for addiction treatment foundations that are available for anyone struggling with any dependency issues. One such example is the 10,000 Beds Organization, a nonprofit program and probably the largest in the addiction treatment industry, which together with various partners and their unconditional love, make generous donations to various treatment programs annually to help those are struggling with addiction and in dire need of treatment but do not have the resources to do so.
Jean Krisel is the founder and CEO of 10,000 Beds whose personal mission is to defend an addicts rights to proper treatment, inspires hope by sharing her personal life challenges including the effects of addiction within her family. Recovery can be a long and arduous road and getting through it on your own can be difficult.
Jean talks about how the addition, whether of drugs, pornography, sex, alcohol, sugar, etc. requires a life-changing therapy within an effective treatment program that addresses not only the manifested physical and emotional addictions, but also the cause or trauma behind them, particularly if you are using substances to cope with life or escape personal problems.
It can be almost impossible to admit you have a problem, but in order to break free from the vicious cycle, it is important to grasp the fact that becoming dependent on drugs as most people do in order to cope does not make your problems go away, in fact, it only makes them worse and in most cases, add new ones to the mix. Be honest with yourself and accepting that you have a major addiction problem and consequently asking for help is the very first step of getting the support you need. Do not let an addiction suck you deeper and deeper into an emotional abyss.