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Are You Isolating?

Addiction is a disease of loneliness. It strips away family, friends, co-workers, roommates—you name it, if an addict or alcoholic has a relationship, addiction will tear it down. The disease wants its host dead, but before that happens, it will remove anything and everything that was meaningful and leave the individual with nothing. So, it is no secret that living in isolation became the norm for many of us in active addiction before we found recovery.

If you are considering treatment, the thought of leaving your small world is probably quite frightening. Your disease is fighting with every shred of power it has to keep you where you are, but there is a little part of you that knows your life can change. This is a disease that we cannot fight alone. As hard as it is, you must reach out and ask for help if you want to get better. It’s easier said than done, but the moment you pick up the phone and give us a call, you will feel as though a weight had been lifted off your shoulders.

Picking up the phone is the first step. What follows is coming to treatment, and learning to let others help you. We need people, and people need us. This is how recovery works. It’s a foreign concept because our addiction kept us isolated. Recovery brings us out into the open, surrounded by others who genuinely care for our well-being, and we for theirs. The importance of friendship and fellowship cannot be stressed enough. Without help, it is too much for us.

Your life can change, and it can change quickly. If you come to treatment, you will begin to know a freedom like never before. You will meet people who will become your tribe. You can have a life that you want to live. You don’t have to feel alone any longer. We want to help you, and we will if you pick up the phone. Change can begin today; it is the first day of the rest of your life, and your recovery starts here.

Detox is a beginning and an end. As the beginning of a new life in recovery and the end of an era of pain caused by addiction, making the choice to attend clinical detox needn’t be a complicated one. The Serenity Detox Recovery Center at the Encino Hospital Medical Center offers safe and comfortable residential detox with modern amenities and an environment that feels like home. Start the process today. Call us at: 866.294.9401