It’s Your Decision, But You Can’t Do It Alone

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Maybe you have tried many times. To stop. Many, many times. You have asked your spouse to stop you from getting out of the house, or you’ve tried to hint to your family your problem. You think that your love for your partner, your family, your career or your education is motivation enough to stop using.

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This kind of thinking is not common and understandable. You feel like you got yourself in this mess in the first place so it’s up to you to fix it. However, the reality is, once you cross that thin line into addiction, it’s hard to go back. You have no control over it. Because if you have, or if your family has, then it would have been taken care of already and you’re not craving for that “last” hit or “last” shot again and again. You need professional help.

A popular mantra for people who are struggling with addiction but have sought help for recovery is, “Only you can do it, but you can’t do it alone.” This means that while you are the only one responsible for your recovery, you still need the help and support of other people such as professionals, your family, and your circle of other recovering addicts.

A treatment program such as Bridges of Hope can provide you a safe space away from your triggers and cravings so you can focus on learning tools and strategies to deal with life’s difficulties, your emotions, managing conflict, rebuilding your relationships, building your self-esteem, having a positive outlook in life, and preventing relapse. Sometimes, physically removing yourself from your normal, usual environment and changing your habits are the only ways that can provide you the push you need to get into recovery.

We have a 24-hour support from people who can help you and give you the support you need as you stay in the facility. We also provide professional help to guide you through the most difficult parts of sobriety and recovery.

Afterwards, we have an aftercare program that will help you even after you graduate from our program. This allows you to stay connected with professionals and with your support system.

We believe that you are responsible for your recovery–but you can’t do it alone. Nevertheless, recovery is possible. There is hope.


If you or your loved one needs help because of substance abuse or addiction problems, don’t hesitate to contact us:

Text 0917-509-8826 or Call 622-0193

One thought on “It’s Your Decision, But You Can’t Do It Alone

    Top 10 Signs of Addiction « Bridging Hope for Recovery said:
    October 22, 2015 at 10:01 am

    […] 10 Signs of Addiction, which you have to look out for in your loved one so that you can offer you help and seek the treatment he needs. Once you see the signs, the puzzle pieces would start to fit and then you will find the answers to […]

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