“As I look back, I knew long before I asked for help, that I needed help. And if I had it to do over again, I would have asked for help long before I did.”
-Local Blue Collar Worker in Recovery with 17 months of sobriety
Every day people struggle to stop using alcohol and other drugs. They desire change; to have their lives back, to dream again and know they can live without the all-consuming preoccupation to use. They long to find restoration in relationships and to know the joy of living.
Addiction to drugs and alcohol affects more than 23 million Americans of all ages and walks of life. Many attempt to control or stop through changes in behavior yet soon find themselves in vicious cycles leading to relapse and crushing disappointment. Alcohol and drug addiction is a complex disease. The inability to stop using does not reflect weakness, a lack of morals, choice or laziness. If you feel trapped by addiction and are ready for change, know that you are not alone. Many in our community have discovered that there is hope – there is a solution! They have found new life in sobriety.
If you are ready to take a step towards change, reach out and let others who understand help. Remember that you only need to take one step at a time.
SAMHSA Opioid Overdose
Contains: Facts for Community Members, Five Essential Steps for First Responders, Information for Prescribers, Safety Advice for Patients & Family Members, and Recovering from Opioid Overdose
“Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.”