Is Recovery Possible? Overcoming Addiction

For those who have struggled with addiction, the thought of living a sober life without the use of drugs and alcohol may seem impossible. They have grown so dependent on drinking and using that they don’t see how they could live life sober. Abusing drugs and alcohol has become a way to deal (or not deal) with every situation and feeling—loss, stress, fear, boredom, grief, low self-esteem and insecurities. For some, they have become physically dependent on drugs or alcohol as well and must use to even feel normal. For people at this point, they may not even be getting high/intoxicated anymore and are using only for maintenance. If they do not you, they start to suffer from painful withdrawal symptoms.

The bottom line is this—if what you are doing isn’t working for you, there is another way to live. People who no one thought could stay sober, who did not think they could stay sober themselves, have found happiness and lasting sobriety. We know this because There is a Solution is a treatment placement service made up of men and women who have been able to achieve long term sobriety. Many of our friends and family members had given upon us, but through drug and alcohol treatment and working a program of recovery, we were finally able to overcome our addictions.

For the family members of someone who is in the grips of active addiction, they may also start to wonder if their loved one will ever find help. Just like the addict battles this disease, so do the friends and families of addicts. The nights spent worrying if their loved one is okay, giving them a place to stay, money, bailing them out of trouble and so on.

There is a Solution can help both addicts and their families start the process of rebuilding their lives. We can refer you to professional interventionists who are trained and experienced in getting addicts to see past their denial and accept the help they need.

Call There is a Solution now at 1-800-832-5250 to learn more about how our services can help you and your family start on the path to recovery. We work with a large network of detoxes, inpatient rehab centers, outpatient treatment programs and halfway houses and can work with you to find one that meets your treatment and financial needs. A new life starts with a phone call.

“I Can’t Stop Drinking”

There is for every alcoholic that moment when they say to themselves, “I can’t stop drinking.” Although this moment often coincides with feelings of shame and despair, it can actually be a turning point and, therefore, a moment of tremendous hope (even if it doesn’t seem that way at the time). The first step of the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous states, “We admitted that we were powerless over alcohol and that our lives had become unmanageable.” The moment that we admitted that couldn’t stop drinking is the moment that our denial began to crack.

People who have realized that they can’t stop drinking will often try different ways to “cure” themselves. They may tell themselves they need to only drink beer and wine or stop using other substances in addition to alcohol. They may try to limit their drinking to just the weekends. There are books and DVDs that promise to help people stop drinking without treatment and without the 12 Steps. These methods promise quick fixes or lead you to believe that you can learn how to slow down on your drinking, or “cure” your alcoholism. These methods come and go, but the 12 Steps have been helping people get—and stay—sober since the 1930’s. A majority of the time people will have short-lived success (at best) with anything other than treatment and the 12 Steps.

If you can’t stop drinking and you want a better way of life, there is hope. There is a Solution is a free service that connects people to the treatment they need. Our purpose is to help people through the process of finding a treatment center that is the most appropriate for their needs. We are experienced professionals in the addictions field who are also in recovery. We know what it’s like to realize that you can’t stop drinking and that your life is falling apart. We have been through the treatment process. And most importantly, we have found lasting sobriety. Our relationships with various treatment centers enable us to work with and for our clients to get them affordable drug and alcohol treatment. Our experience and knowledge help us determine which treatment will be the best fit for the individual that we are working with. You will be provided with an individualized treatment plan that takes into consideration your alcohol history, treatment history and personal history.

If you have reached a point where you can’t stop drinking, it’s time to talk to someone. Call and speak to one of our interventionists today at (800) 832-5250.