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Talking About My Substance Use

Talking about substance abuse is a challenge that requires us to have open communication. It can be a tricky subject to talk about, and many of us avoid the conversation because we are nervous about the reaction we may get. We understand that the conversation may not always go as planned or resolve anything. However, there are great ways to begin a discussion about substance abuse.

Conversation Can Save Lives

Talking about substance abuse can get to the heart of why substance abuse exists in the first place. Additionally, when a conversation about substance abuse occurs, it can save lives simply because it shows that we want to find the best way to get help or reach out to talk about our struggles with those closest to us.

Opening up the lines of communication about substance abuse is an essential step as it can bring you closer to your loved ones and help you find the best way to get treatment. You deserve to feel comfortable when discussing substance abuse with your loved ones or mental health professionals.

Talking about substance abuse is a critical element in the recovery journey. With a more open discussion about your struggles, you can get to the heart of the matter and tell your story, which can ultimately save your life.

Conversation Preparation

There are many ways you can get started in discussing your substance abuse with people close to you or with a mental health professional. It can help to remember that communication with a mental health care provider will be held in confidence, and you will not encounter stigmas in that environment. Treatment centers are a safe place to talk about your issues with substance abuse.

You want to have someone you can trust to discuss your situation with and make you feel comfortable opening up about your struggles. Before starting your conversation, take a look at your family members and friends and think about who would be the best person for this type of conversation.

Find a comfortable place to have the conversation and arrange a time when you will not be interrupted. This will minimize the pressure you experience. You may want to have your first conversation about your challenges with someone who understands addiction recovery and substance abuse at its core. You want to talk with someone who will listen to you and understand why you’re reaching out. Remember, you’re not alone in your struggles. Also, remember that change is always possible but will take time and open lines of communication with those you trust.

At the Guest House, we want you to know how important it is to talk with someone about your substance abuse and have someone you can trust. We can help you plan those conversations while making you comfortable. We are here to support you now and in the long run. It is safe to tell us your concerns about substance abuse. Our discussions are private and insightful and will give you the support you need during this challenging time. For more information on talking about your substance abuse, call us at (855) 483-7800.