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Yes, You Can Avoid Rock Bottom Blues: Here’s How

Yes, You Can Avoid Rock Bottom Blues: Here’s How

Everyone hits ‘rock bottom’ at different points, but it is usually described as a person’s lowest point following a string of poor choices. The lowest point emotionally, physically, or spiritually possible is rock bottom, the very ends of oneself that you can reach. This is used in reference to addiction a lot, mainly because you have to hit such a low point before you realize you need help getting back up. There is a way to avoid hitting that very low point of rock bottom. Find out how to do it, and save yourself some grief in the process.

Let Go of Justification

You can justify all you want that things are not as bad as they seem, but it is time to let go of that type of thinking if you need help staying off the path to rock bottom. Some people with addiction tell themselves whatever they need to hear to keep doing what they’re doing. Blacking out may seem normal, but it is not. Getting high every day may seem normal (to you), but it is not. There are so many ways people justify behavior, but to stay clear of rock bottom, it is time to let go of justifications and own up to what is really going on.

Admit to the Problem

Many people who are addicted hit rock bottom before they can admit there’s a problem. They hit it before they realize it happened and it can feel disconcerting. It is really up to each person as a matter of how far they are willing to go before they admit a problem exists. Rock bottom is not the only way. Change occurs when the person who struggles with addiction looks around to realize they have lost a lot more than just control. Self awareness can come without hitting bottom.

How to Start

If you are struggling with addiction or have a loved one who struggles, there are some hard questions to answer before you or the loved one can self correct and avoid rock bottom. It comes down to a willingness to change and take notice of their life path. This means:

  • Taking back control from addiction
  • Giving up denial
  • Not believing false beliefs that you can survive the worst (maybe you won’t)
  • Accepting personal responsibility for harm done and knowing you can turn it around
  • Seeking help whatever that means for you

Right now is always the best time to decide to turn things around. Perhaps you have hit rock bottom before, or feel you are close now, but it does not have to end that way before you turn things around. Regain control of your life by putting yourself first, for once. The best way to go is up and you are well on your way there when you admit a problem exists and face it head on.

Sometimes facing your greatest fear is knowing you have to give up the way you’ve been living in the hopes of something better. Even if you can’t see it, there is hope in recovery. Call us 24/7 at our toll-free number: 866-294-9401