Yes, getting help is possible for substance abuse. There are many resources available to those struggling with substance abuse, including:
Substance abuse treatment programs – these can be inpatient or outpatient and can offer various types of therapies, such as behavioral therapy, counseling, and medication-assisted treatment.
Support groups – groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) provide peer support and can be very helpful for those in recovery.
Counseling and therapy – individual or group therapy can help individuals to address underlying issues that may have led to their substance abuse and develop coping skills.
Hotlines and helplines – many organizations offer free and confidential hotlines and helplines for individuals struggling with substance abuse, including the National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357).
It’s important to remember that getting help for substance abuse is a courageous and important step towards recovery, and that it is never too late to seek help.