Addiction has a grip unlike any other. There are times when it feels like your addiction has more power over your thoughts and actions than you do. It can be challenging to face your demons and battle the monster within you. Addiction, however, doesn’t have to win. You can tell it “no.” You can have power over it. You don’t have to let it rule you.
There’s a saying that goes, “If you want to make God laugh, tell Him about your plans.” Whatever you believe in, thinking that you’ve planned and have everything in the future figured out is comical. Life will throw you a curveball while you’re sitting on a fastball. You’ll flail at it and look silly doing so. Here’s the thing: you don’t have it all figured out — and that’s okay.
When you think about getting help for your addiction, you usually don’t think about hitting rock bottom to get there. You may think you can balance your drinking or use of substances along with work, school, and home life. You can’t. It’s as simple as that. If you are struggling with an addiction, you must conquer it before you can excel in other areas. Your addiction will always have some influence on you if you let it. You may try to control it, but ultimately, it will control you.
You must first lose control to confront the demons you have. The firm grip of addiction can be too much to bear. You must not give in to it, but instead, give in to help. Entirely giving in to help might mean reaching rock bottom. You might have to accept the help you don’t believe you deserve. Accepting help means the grip of addiction is loosening. You aren’t letting it win anymore.
Pinnacle Recovery has a plethora of programs that are here for you. If you think you’ve hit rock bottom, call us to learn more about our inpatient programs. We offer 24/7 supervision with a variety of groups to help you when you are struggling with an addiction. If you also have a co-occurring disorder, we have programs for that, too. If you aren’t ready for a full-on inpatient program, we have intensive outpatient programs that can benefit you, as well. Call 1-866-301-0573 now for more information about how we can help you. We can’t wait to hear from you.