How many of us are bombarded by life’s overwhelm so often that we turn to alcohol or other substances in search of a few moments of relief?
It’s a difficult situation that can quickly spiral out of control. I know this because I’ve experienced it first hand.
In my early 20’s, I was addicted to drugs and alcohol so severely that I couldn’t let it go without help. After going to treatment, staying sober for a year, relapsing, and then getting sober again for the final time on June 23, 1991, I discovered something that would change my life forever…
I realized that drugs and alcohol were not the real problem, they were just my way of masking my real problems. The true roots of my suffering were issues like codependency, loneliness, negative thinking, and relationship problems.