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Facing addiction is scary. It can feel overwhelming and uncertain. You may even feel it is easier to simply not acknowledge it. However, to begin your journey of healing and recovery, you must first admit that you are struggling with addiction. Accepting that you have an addiction can be difficult, and it is a unique process for everyone. If you are starting your journey of acknowledging your addiction, here are a few points to keep in mind.


Acknowledge Changes in Your Life


How has your life changed since you began using your substance of choice? Have those changes been positive or negative? Do you still enjoy activities as often? Do you spend as much time with your loved ones? Take time to analyzes the changes in your life. Question whether or not you enjoy those changes, and if you don’t, think about how best to move forward.


Admit Shifting Priorities


Addiction has a way of consuming lives and taking over priorities. Step back and think through the priorities you should have in your life right now. Are you making those things a priority like you should? Is there room for improvement? 


Address Health Issues


How has your addiction affected your physical and mental health? Are you making your health a priority? Sometimes it can be hard to acknowledge the changes that you are experiencing. Addiction is powerful, and sometimes it is hard to see that power until addiction has taken over your life. Consider how your health has changed and where you would like your health to be in the future. Create goals and work your way to them. 


Admit That You Need Help


Many people need professional help to work through addiction. Being able to understand your mental health issues and how these issues have affected your life is essential. If you are facing an addiction, reach out to professionals and your loved ones for help.


Acknowledging you have an addiction impacting your life is a huge first step. It takes a lot of courage to say you have a problem and then to ask for help. If you are struggling, try to acknowledge the changes in your life. Take time to think about your relationships and goals, if your relationships might be suffering, and whether or not you are moving towards your goals. Here at The Guest House, we know how scary addiction can feel. We are here to help you along your recovery path towards health and happiness. Call us today to learn more about our treatment plans and how we can support you at (855) 483-7800