If you're addicted to alcohol, you likely already know that quitting drinking will improve your health and lower your risk for certain deadly diseases long term. Quitting will also help heal your broken relationships and allow you to move on to a happier, healthier future surrounded by family and friends. But quitting isn't as easy as not taking another drink. Your body has developed a dependency on alcohol. When you take alcohol away, you will go through withdrawal, which can be a painful, scary, and dangerous time.
When I started volunteering a lot, I realized that there was something that I needed to do before I gave service to others: work on myself. I had been struggling for years with depression, and I knew that I wanted to do something to make a difference. I started visiting with a professional to learn self help methods, and it really helped me to cut through the darkness. Within a few short months, I felt like I really had a handle on my depression, and it felt amazing. This blog is all about understanding how to make a difference--by changing yourself first.