It's no secret that substance use disorders and suicide are often linked. But on World Suicide Prevention Day, we want to offer hope to those in recovery that things can and will get better. Here's what you need to know about finding hope in recovery.
What Hope Looks Like When You're in Recovery
When you're in recovery, hope looks like a lot of things. It may look like taking things one day at a time, finding a new hobby to focus on, and rebuilding relationships with friends and family. Or it may simply look like getting out of bed each morning and facing the day.
The recovery process is different for everyone, but there are some common things that all people in recovery can do to find hope. Here are a few things to keep in mind:
Take things one day at a time.
Find an activity or hobby to focus on.
Reach out to friends and family.
Get out of bed each day.
Remember that things will get better.
No matter your situation, it’s important to find new sources of motivation to keep going and push yourself to overcome challenging days. Things may not be easy, but they will get better. If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, please reach out for help. There are many resources available to you:
If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, please call 911.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 (TTY: 1-800-799-4889)
North Georgia Recovery Center Is Here to Help You
No one knows this better than those who have battled addiction and come out the other side. At North Georgia Recovery Center, we've seen firsthand how addiction can destroy lives and tear families apart. But we've also seen the hope that comes with recovery.
For those in recovery, suicide may seem like a way out of the pain and suffering caused by addiction. But it's not. Recovery is possible, and there is hope for a better tomorrow.
If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, please reach out for help at (678) 940-7873. You are not alone.