If there is one word to describe life in most of my 20’s it would be hopeless. I picked up drugs at 17 and got sober at 26. Those years that I was using I was merely existing in life, my only priority was getting drugs. I’d have all these ideas of my future like getting a college degree, finding a career I love and starting a family but that’s all it was, just ideas.
Addiction affects every part of your life, from your personal relationships to your financial health. Getting your life back on track can feel like an uphill battle as you struggle to find work and get started in a career you find fulfilling. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to make ends meet, from starting your own business online to selling your skills in your community.
Creating a healthy lifestyle is essential in recovery. Our body is transitioning through physical, mental, emotional and psychological changes. I believe there are several different ways to create a healthy lifestyle and maintain it.
If one partner is abusing or addicted to alcohol or other drugs, it may be true that your spouse isn’t the one in rehab, but chances are that the addiction has impacted your relationship and made it unhealthy in one or more ways. It has long been known that healthy relationships and substance abuse do not mix.