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Who can support me through recovering from my addiction?

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Last Updated: 05/07/2018 at 4:40pm
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Top Rated Answers
December 4th, 2014 7:46am
The number one support system you can get is to find a homegroup 12-Step meeting, whether it be for AA, SA< NA, OA or CA. It's best to get help from those who have already walked the path of recovery. Additionally, it is helpful to seek support from a therapist and church leader, as well as friends and family.. but ONLY if they are deemed safe for your recovery.
December 27th, 2014 6:24am
I'm pretty positive that anyone on 7 cups is more than willing to support your road to recovery! (including myself!) good for you for going through this journey! 7 cups of tea also has the lovely option of specifying your needs when it comes to connecting with a listener, and there is an option for alcohol and drug abuse that can really narrow down who to get support from. You can also ask your friends, family, and others around you to support you. As well as going to meetings and such. Best of luck with everything! I believe in you!
November 4th, 2014 5:56pm
1 step is knowing you have a problem, then starts the road of fixing the problem... start with why why do I do the things I do?
November 13th, 2014 9:43am
Recovering from addiction is a long path that requires both profesional help and social support from family member and friends. But be careful to understand the difference between a profesional and a good friend, some issues need to be expresed only in a mental health profesional.
November 16th, 2014 8:09pm
You could talk to many people but at the end of the day..its up to you
November 23rd, 2014 7:16am
Listeners, Family Members, Friends, Anybody that really cares can support you through recovering your addiction.
November 29th, 2014 3:59pm
Family, close friends, teachers, therapists, counselors, and really anyone you feel close to can support you!! Even us here at 7 Cups!!!
December 17th, 2014 6:47am
So many people! Your family and close friends for starters. Then there's people who have been through addiction and recovered, or those who are still wanting to recover (Maybe join an AA meeting? or group therapy?), or you can chat to supportive people on 7cupsoftea and similar websites :)
December 24th, 2014 3:00pm
You can look for groups of support. Friends, family, people who know about this issue and can help.
January 1st, 2015 2:01pm
there are professional bodies that specialize in the various forms of addiction. Most times they are survivals that have once been in your shoes so they have in-depth knowledge and understanding about your current situation
January 6th, 2015 3:33am
Your biggest support system will no doubt be yourself. From there, you need a strong foundation of people who want the best for you. That could be family, friends, coworkers, trusted adults. AA and NA meetings are full of people who all want the same goals, to recover from being an addict and keep up positive results.
April 10th, 2015 10:37pm
I will share my personal experience - it was other recovering addicts who helped me most. Not my family or friends, because addiction is difficult to understand if you are not afflicted. Support groups such as Narcotics Anonymous or SMART Recovery are certainly something to look into.
June 10th, 2015 9:17pm
primarily yourself. If you ask questions about who you are and the why of the addiction, and journal (writing it down" a new picture can show up. Also, the support of those that are done with it, but don't judge or try to run your life. That is their agenda, You go about it as what you understand to help yourself. This can be a self empowering, process rather than become reliant on someone elses beliefs or an organization.
June 23rd, 2015 12:50pm
A lot of friends and family members, but most importantly, youself! Be your #1 supporter and you'll not only recover from your addiction, you'll accomplish way more. P.s you got my support, I believe in you :)
January 12th, 2016 6:08am
Family, friends, a dog, someone you are able to trust and who gives you strength. As long as they pull you away and not towards the addiction they will be able to help.
January 16th, 2016 3:42pm
Doctors, group support, family, friends. Your doctor will put you in touch with counsellors who will be support you. Rehab is also an option. There you will be given 24/7 support. There are also helplines & websites available to you. And of course, there are always listeners here at 7 cups ready to be there for you. Good luck!
January 10th, 2017 7:13pm
It can be anyone really. If you are in a 12-step program, you get support through the meetings, as well as getting a sponsor who will help you and support you. Work the steps! If you do the work, it will work for you. If you have family members who are willing to help, then by all means, let them. Same for friends/relationships. If you have faith in whatever power (God, Buddha, Jehovah, Mother Earth, etc) you can rely on that as well. Having a spiritual connection to something can often times be of great comfort. You can seek help from outpatient addiction programs as well. They will see you on a daily/weekly basis and check in with you to see how you are doing. They will also give you mental health support, because an addiction stems from somewhere in the past and those issues need to be addressed. You can also come here and post whenever you want. We are here to listen 24/7.
June 13th, 2017 9:40pm
Family, friends, therapists, drug and alcohol counselors, and rehabilitation centers can also help in your recovery.
May 7th, 2018 4:40pm
7cups are here for you. Although, do be dependent on others, in the end, it is only you who can keep clean no matter how much support you get.