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Loneliness and Addiction

Addiction can take over your life. What sometimes begins with just something you occasionally do can quickly turn into something that controls your every action and influences all of your decisions. When this happens, you may turn your back on the people in your life that love you the most. They want what is best for you, and as your addiction grows, they are more likely to confront you and butt heads with you at every turn. This quickly turns to animosity and discomfort, which may push you towards people that use drugs or drink heavily with you. Then, when you make a choice to get the help you need, things begin to change. You no longer associate with those that use drugs or abuse alcohol, but due to grudges and hurt feelings, you may not be ready to spend time with those initial friends or loved ones. Addiction doesn’t just hurt you. It affects those that love you also. It takes time to heal those wounds.

Many people that are new to recovery are no stranger to the loneliness caused by addiction. Feeling a bit lost is entirely normal. Do your best not to isolate yourself as that isolation is the breeding ground for relapse. Stay in touch with your support system. Maybe it is an Alcoholics Anonymous group or a therapist or counselor. Whoever it is, remember the importance of the buddy system during this time. Consider using social media to connect with others that are new to recovery to offer support and lean on people when you need someone to be there. Check with local recovery centers for other resources, also. You are not alone!

Remember that change can be hard, but this change is a change for the better. This change is worth it, and so are you. Stay positive, stay connected with positive influences, and create the best life of sobriety that you can. Recovery is an incredible journey, and it is waiting for you!

If you or a loved one is dealing with addiction and looking for help, you are in the right place. Villa Tranquil is an addiction recovery facility that has the experience needed to guide you through this process. Call Villa Tranquil at 866-687-7573 to speak with an addiction expert about the next step for you in your journey toward recovery. You don’t have to live like this, and you deserve sobriety. Make the call today.