Hitting Bottom

Hitting bottom is different for everyone. It’s when you realize that you can no longer sustain an addiction. No matter how terrible you feel, hitting bottom is your ticket home to yourself. When you hit bottom you have to ask for help. You have the courage to combat an addiction right there in the moment by saying, no more, I’ve had enough, I’m tired and sick!

It may be beneficial to reflect upon that moment when you rose up and decided—no more. Think of it as a blessing, a miracle, grace, or an act of God, your soul—whatever propelled your conscious mind to take a positive step for yourself. Some who hit bottom can’t stand the lying the substance caused them to do. Others wake up one day with their clothes on, vomit on the floor and no memory of how they got home. Something inside says, I need help.

Imagine how anyone can get through their lives without help from another. Even if you had a terrible childhood, were in foster homes or a juvenile correction system, there had to be one person along the way who believed in you. No? What about yourself? You may have been battered about and made poor decisions, but you did the best you could to survive with what you had available

Hitting bottom is about surviving and the will to live. There is hope for better days ahead. There are people who care and who will help you. There’s a saying, Believe in yourself because I believe in you.

Maybe your girlfriend caught you drinking the cooking sherry and implored you to come with her to an AA meeting. You didn’t think you had an addiction to alcohol, but once in the meeting you heard people describe their need to drink. It sounded so familiar. That last swig of cooking sherry was your bottom, and your girlfriend was the vehicle that propelled you to listen.

It may sound trite, but there’s only one way to go from the bottom, and that’s up. Up to detox, up to medical attention, a rehab and psychological help, education about substance abuse, and finally out the door to face the world with your partially healed wounds and shame, and an earnest willingness to live a sober life in tact. It’s a long row, but only a day at a time.

“Just like there’s always time for pain, there’s always time for healing.”―Jennifer Brown

The first step in your restorative journey is to remove chemical toxins and mentally prepare for recovery. Infinity Malibu utilizes medical and holistic therapies to manage withdrawal effects and make you as secure and comfortable as possible. Don’t hesitate to make the call that will change your life. 888-266-9048

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