Active addiction can leave you feeling drained, depressed, and even hopeless. Recovery has ups and downs that can also lead to emotional strain and feelings of hopelessness. While these feelings can be overwhelming, it is essential to remember that you are never a lost cause or unable to heal. When you feel hopeless, it merely means that something needs to change in your life to get you back on track. Here are five things to do when you are losing hope.

Talk to a Trusted Loved One

Whether you reach out to a friend or family member, it is essential to talk about what you are feeling and what you are going through with someone you trust. This way, you can get out your feelings, and that person can give you advice and support. Doing this can help you see the positive side of things and encourage you to keep going.

Go to a Sober Support Meeting

There are various support groups for those struggling with addiction or in addiction recovery. Being surrounded by those who have gone through similar experiences can give you hope that there is a future for you and you can make it. 

Discuss Your Feelings With Your Therapist

Talking to a mental health professional can help you work through your emotions in a safe environment. This person can advise you to cope with your current feelings and thoughts to get you through this time and back on your feet to recovery.

Try Gratitude Journaling

When you feel like feelings of hopelessness are swallowing you, try making a list or journal entry about things you are grateful for in life. Start with writing down just one thing and expand from there. This way, you can look back and see the good things in your life, helping to alleviate any feelings of hopelessness.

Consider Going to Treatment

Seeking help for addiction or mental health concerns does not make you weak. It means that you are tired of living your life a certain way, and you are ready to heal and become a better person. Take the step today and call a local treatment center to start your recovery journey.

At Alta Loma Transformational Living, you will meet knowledgeable, compassionate professionals that understand addiction in all its forms.  Alta Loma uses an integrative and holistic approach to treat addiction and mental health issues. No treatment is one-size-fits-all, where you will have a team of experts prepared to create your customized treatment plan.  We offer care for your mind, body, and spirit, so that you can heal from the inside out and look forward to a lifetime of sobriety and wellness. If you are ready to take the first step in your recovery, please call us at 866-457-3843.