Recovering from our addictions and mental health issues is one of the hardest challenges of our lives, but for some reason we feel we have to do it all by ourselves. Sometimes we’re afraid to ask for help. Sometimes we’re prideful and embarrassed about all the mistakes we’ve made. Sometimes we feel we’ve hurt people too much to deserve their support. Many of us are subconsciously still dealing with feeling unworthy and undeserving. Part of our recovery process is learning how to accept help from other people and being willing to take advantage of the resources available to us. We don’t have to walk the road of recovery alone. In fact, we can learn a great deal from the experience and wisdom of the people in recovery who have come before us. Our addictions and mental health issues are common. We’re not alone in our issues or diagnoses. Many people have struggled in the same exact ways we have. There are some universal themes when it comes to our addictions. Many of us have experienced trauma. Many of us are living with unresolved fears. Many of us have watched as our addictions have taken over our lives. When we are able to connect with other people, we are able to share our stories and learn from one another. We all have something to offer, no matter where we are in our journey. We can learn from everyone, from those struggling the most and hitting rock bottom, to those with years of sobriety under their belt. We are each other’s teachers, and we have so much to gain when we’re open to learning from other people. When we allow ourselves to be supported by other people, we are reminded that we aren’t alone, in our pain or in the difficult recovery process. We have a tendency to isolate ourselves from the people who care about us and want to help us. Isolation can deepen our depression and can increase our chances of relapsing. Sometimes we isolate because we’ve simply given up and think there’s no hope left for our healing. Sometimes we isolate ourselves out of shame. The truth is it’s never too late to recover, and we deserve to be well, no matter what mistakes we’ve made. The people in recovery that we can learn from and be supported by are living proof of that. We are here to support you. Call 1-888-986-7848 for information on our treatment programs.