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How to Ask for Help With Your Opioid Addiction
Asking for help when you have an addiction may seem like a daunting task. You may worry that your loved ones will be disappointed in you if you admit you have no control over your opioid use. You may feel sad, overwhelmed, or anxious about your next steps. However, asking for help is a significant first step in reclaiming your life from the grips of addiction.
Admitting that you’ve got a substance problem can be humbling. But when you’re ready to get help, doors will open. Surrendering and realizing you don’t have all the answers can be scary and powerful.
Asking Your Loved Ones For Help
You may want to ask for help but have no idea how to approach your loved ones. It can feel intimidating, especially if you haven’t spoken with them about your addiction honestly in the past.
If you’re not comfortable telling them specific details of your addiction, you don’t have to. Your family may be aware of your substance use but not understand the extent of it or even be surprised that you’re ready for help.
Ask your family member or loved ones to set aside some time to have your talk. If you’re nervous about talking, you can write a letter or email explaining that you believe you have a substance use disorder and you want to get treatment. Writing can help you collect your thoughts and write them clearly, as well as help you understand your current situation.
You don’t have to share every detail of your addictive behavior. You can make it as simple as telling your loved one you have an addiction and want to get help.
What Help Do You Need?
Let your loved ones know what you need help with. Do you need to find a facility? Medication-Assisted Treatment is the standard for opioid use disorder.
Your loved one may be willing to help you with paperwork or haggle with insurance. They may also be able to help financially if you need it. You are letting them know what help you need, which is an important step.
Accepting help can be humbling, but it's worth it! You deserve to live your best life, free from the grips of substance use disorder.
Getting Help From Professionals
Often, people will feel most comfortable asking a therapist or doctor to help them with their addiction. After all, opioid use disorder is a disorder of the brain that requires treatment.
If you are located in North Carolina and live with opioid use disorder, help is available. You can recover and begin to reclaim your life. Medication-Assisted Treatment is available via telehealth appointments and covered by most insurance companies. Please give us a call at 910-295-7246 to learn more about our services.
If you are in need of help, please call us at: 910-295-7246 or message us.