There is a famous African proverb that says, “If you want to go quickly, go alone; if you want to go far, go together.” If you have made any attempt at completing a goal, you will find this to be true. Whether you want to go to the gym more often, eat healthier, or get sober, establishing a strong support system is the key to success.
Often, trying to get clean and sober, if not done in tandem with the support and guidance of loving family and friends, will lead to failure. Though you may be clean for a time, any sustainable recovery requires a team cheering you on. Like the proverb, you may find it easier in the beginning to walk alone, but soon you will find yourself lacking the endurance and encouragement to keep going.
Not only does a support system walk with you through this potentially difficult process, but also they continually remind you that you are not alone in this fight. On the days you find it hard to take another step toward sobriety, they will hold you up and fight for you. And on the days you reach a momentous milestone, you will find people ready to celebrate with you. Through the good and the bad, your support system is there to lean on.
Know you are not a burden to your loved ones. They recognize they are an important key to your success, and are happy to walk with you through thick and thin. To see you clean, sober, and fully alive is everyone’s goal.
If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction, call us today at (888) 507-1355 for a free, over-the-phone assessment. You are not alone in the fight against addiction. Let us walk this path to health and wholeness with you.
“Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher.” –Oprah Winfrey