Today (June sixth) marks the seventy-third anniversary of D-Day, a day when Allied forces stormed the beaches in Normandy, France as part of a massive World War II military offensive against the Axis powers.
Among the most significant aspects of this operation, and all of World War II, were the partnerships that this war created. Even the name Allies means friends or partners, and this partnership was instrumental in beating the Axis powers and winning the war.
On a smaller but no less important scale, alliances help us in our day-to-day lives. They help us lead more productive and happier lives. Alliances can help us recover from drug and alcohol abuse.
Trying to quit drugs and alcohol alone is possible, yet very difficult and very rare. It’s also difficult to stay sober by yourself. But if you think about it, this makes sense. Addiction is a disease. You need doctors and medical professionals to treat diseases. Even doctors themselves have their own doctors to treat their own ailments.
Employing the skills of other people can also help you treat the psychological components of addiction. After all, if we’re addicted, we’re experiencing altered states of mind. Therapists can help us explore our states of mind. They can work with us to develop new ways to think and to approach issues in our lives, approaches that don’t involve drugs or alcohol.
Therapists and other professionals can give us the outside perspective that we might not be able to consider when we’re in the throes of an addiction. What may be obvious to everyone else might not be obvious to us, but therapists can guide us to places where we can see these issues and deal with them.
Addiction, like D-Day, is a battle. Enlisted reliable help can help you win the battle and effectively fight in the war.