Focusing on Sobriety

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Drugs are such a prevalent topic in today's society. Between seeing articles in the local newspaper, hearing a story on the evening news about all the states that are considering the legalization of marijuana and a media outlet telling us about our favorite celebrities going back to rehab; we are constantly surrounded by talk about drugs. Although most times we hear about drugs, it is in negative context, sometimes there is a positive recovery story about someone who is winning their battle with addiction and has made it a point in their life to talk about their struggle in the hopes to help other people. That's exactly what Macklemore (Ben Haggerty) has done. He has struggled with addiction since he was 14 years old and is now a multi-million dollar rap artist. It doesn't mean that his addiction became easier to deal with, but he talks about how he is at his best and most creative when he is sober. "The Otherside" is one of his songs that describes what it's like to go through addiction.

(13.00) "The easiest way to give advice is to just ask questions. That person already knows the answer. If you ask the right questions, the truth comes out. 

  • Are you happy?
  • How could you be happier?
  • Are you fulfilled?
  • Do you feel connected?
  • Do you feel supported?
  • Why not?
  • Who are your friends?
  • Who are the people that love you?
  • What's your passion?
  • What do you want to do with this short time that you have on this earth?"

You can help guide the people you love to feel supported.

It's never too late to get help for yourself or a loved one.

SAMHSA’s National Helpline (also known as the Treatment Referral Routing Service) is a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service, in English and Spanish, for individuals and family members facing mental health and/or substance use disorders. This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations. Callers can also order free publications and other information. Call 1-800-662-HELP (4357) 


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