You Are Not Alone
Substance use disorder can be very isolating. Many people struggling with active drug or alcohol use aren’t accustomed to talking about what is happing in their life. Substance use causes people to withdraw to hide the full scope of their use, and the perceived stigma surrounding substance use disorder can lead to shame and silence.
In order to maintain a healthy recovery, it’s important to open up, share feelings, and ask for help. It’s essential to have a safe, trusted community of people who have walked the path before you to help face newfound feelings, challenges, and encourage the rediscovery of self. Studies show that a strong support system leads to lower relapse rates, and provides a needed social network as well. A community of support helps build a practice of sharing, and the understanding that you never have to face anything alone again.