If you were to ask any two people about their lived experiences, you would probably hear two very different stories. This is because we’ve all gone through different situations throughout our lives, and these situations have impacted us in different ways. In addition to that, we have different personalities, mindsets, goals, upbringings, health conditions, educational experiences, social support networks and so much more. Having understood that, it makes sense that our recovery process will be different as well. Even in addiction recovery, no two stories are alike. One person may have begun using substances at one age, whereas somebody else may have begun using them at another stage in life. There are a number of other factors that may be different when it comes to each person’s sobriety journey, such as:

  • How long they have abused substances before they sought help
  • How many times they’ve pursued treatment before
  • The types of substances used in the past
  • The way in which substances were used
  • How a person experienced symptoms through detoxification
  • Whether or not a person truly believes they can recover
  • A person’s spiritual relationship with God or another Higher Power

Of course, 12-Step programs, such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous, can be extremely helpful to help those in recovery understand that they are not alone on their unique journey. While each person’s story is different, much of the pain, regret, sadness, and loneliness that was experienced over time is quite the same for everyone across the board. Those on the outside looking in may view substance abuse and addiction as all the same. What they don’t realize, however, is that there is so much more beyond the surface.

If you’re ready to seek help, speak with a professional from Alta Loma today. We offer individualized treatment and recovery care. Recovery is possible, and there is an entire team of healthcare professionals who truly care about your health and wellbeing. Alta Loma is a world-renowned, Texas state-licensed mental health and substance abuse recovery center exclusively for men. Call us today at (866) 457-3843 to start developing the tools you need to overcome life’s obstacles and be on the road towards happiness, health, and well-being.