Life can often feel very isolating. When you’re young and attending school, it’s easy to make friends. You’re with the same people almost every day from kindergarten all the way through high school. Relationships weren’t necessarily an effort that had to be made. They just happened around the circumstances that were already evident in your life like school and after school activities.

As you get older, making friends and keeping friends gets harder. Before you know it, everyone is dating, going off to college, getting married, having babies, and moving away. You’re either left alone, or you’re off just like everyone else going to find their way in life.

Life is unpredictable. You never know what circumstances you’re going to find yourself in. That’s why things can be so difficult when you find yourself in a state of addiction and you don’t know where to go or who to turn to.

Everyone is so involved with their own lives you feel like you’re left to fend for yourself, and sometimes that’s impossible to do, especially in the midst of addiction problems. You might feel alone, but here are reasons you aren’t:

Your Family Still Cares

Family has a bond that can’t be broken. You might come from a very dysfunctional family, but chances are good that if you turn to them in your time of need, they won’t desert you. In the sad instance that they do, know that they still care and they do love you, they’re just facing their own problems in life. You’re not alone because there is always somebody out there watching out for you. You might find family in a church or a community group. Wherever your family is, they’re rooting for you.

People Want to Help You at No Cost

At this point in your life you might think that everyone has it out for you and that they want to see you fail and get what you deserve. That’s not true. There are good people out there that want to help you get the treatment you deserve. Some people are in it for themselves and for the money, others just have a heart to help people. The sooner you can accept help, the sooner you’ll get it.

If you can see that there are good people left in the world, you’ll be able to understand that you don’t have to do everything alone. Life is meant to be lived in communion with other people. If you feel like you’re living it alone and that there is no hope, don’t despair. You deserve a good life. You will get it. Realizing you’re surrounded by people who love and support you is the first step in moving forward.