There Is Hope for Recovery – Even for You!
If you are one of the millions of Americans who has a serious problem with drug or alcohol use or addiction, you’ve probably found yourself feeling pretty hopeless at times.
Perhaps you’ve tried to quit on your own, only to quickly end up using or drinking again due to stress or intolerable withdrawal symptoms. Or, perhaps you’ve found yourself making promises – to your spouse, your children, your parents, your boss, your best friend, even to yourself – only to find that it’s a promise you never seem to be able to keep.
Even worse, perhaps you’ve been in drug or alcohol treatment in the past – maybe even several times – only to drop out of the program or relapse after a few days, weeks, or months of sobriety. As a result, you felt like a horrible failure – and maybe others told you the same thing.
Your self-esteem has plummeted as a result of your inability to gain control of your drug use or drinking, and the future doesn’t look very promising. And of course, as soon as you feel that way you want to numb the feelings – the vicious cycle continues…
Well, here’s the deal. There is hope for you.
No matter how desperate you feel. No matter how alone you think you are. No matter how completely incapable you may think you are to ever "get it right" and get your life back on track.
How do I know?
Well, because 23 million adults in America are living proof that there is hope!
You see, a recent survey conducted by two major players in the substance abuse and addiction arena – The Partnership at Drugfree.org and OASAS (The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services) – revealed that there are currently over 23 million American adults – people just like you – who used to have a problem with drugs and / or alcohol – but now they don’t!
Did you catch those last few words??
Now they don’t!
They are in recovery. They overcame their problem. Their lives are no longer controlled by alcohol or drugs.
And I’m pretty sure that the vast majority of those 23 million people – who, by the way, represent 10 percent of the adult population in the U.S. today – felt just like you at one point in time: Hopeless. Scared. Overwhelmed. Like a complete and total failure. At or very close to rock bottom. Alone. Stupid. Angry at themselves.
Ten percent of all the adults in America today are in recovery!!! That’s one out of every 10 adults in the country. (Sorry for being redundant – but it’s such an important number!)
I’ll bet you had NO idea that there were that many people who had not only struggled with a drug or alcohol problem, but that such a large number were in recovery. In fact, prior to this survey, even those in the drug and alcohol treatment field didn’t realize just HOW big the number was!
Perhaps this quote from Dr. Deni Carise, the Chief Clinical Officer of the Phoenix House Foundation, sums it up best:
"This research is vitally important – it shows that, until now, even addiction experts have been unaware of how many people across the country are in sustained recovery…. It … provides tremendous inspiration for those who are currently struggling with drug and/or alcohol problems…"
Get the picture?
(Here it is again…just in case…)
If 23 million Americans can recover from their substance abuse problem or addiction, then there is hope for you!!!
If you’d like to read more about this survey (and see the additional facts it revealed) you can find the link at the bottom of this page.
Please talk to someone today about your drug or alcohol problem. Your life is so very valuable. You do have a worthwhile future.
Don’t ever lose hope. Recovery is absolutely possible for you!