Support from family and friends
Opening up to others about your situation can be one of the most courageous things you do – and one of the most important. It’s how you can build understanding, and the support you will need. Consider starting the conversation right now with someone you trust. And remind yourself:
People are more accepting (and forgiving) than you might think
Your family and friends probably know you’re having a hard time. They know it will be hard for you to talk about things. You might be surprised how willing they are to listen. And how much they care.
Be as open and straightforward as possible
It’s good to acknowledge that your substance use may have impacted them. Let them know what you’re going through. They may not know the whole picture.
Remember this is a disease, and it’s treatable
If you worry your friends and family might judge you, tell them that what you’re going through is a disease, just like any other medical problem. And it can get better with treatment.