Talk to someone, journal your thoughts, distraction activities, change up your environment (e.g., go for a walk outside), reach out to a 24/7 support resource (e.g., Crisis Text Hotline). Also, working with a therapist can help you add these and other coping tools to your toolbox, such as mindfulness skills or re-framing unhelpful thinking patterns.
This kind of experience can also feel very isolating, and like they are the only one that is feeling this way, but sharing it with another trusted person can help them feel like they aren't the only one and can alleviate the weight of their struggle.
Some students enter college recovering from substance abuse, or begin their recovery journey once in college. John Carroll is committed to helping those students through on and off campus resources.
Alcoholics Anonymous® is a fellowship of people who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership we are self-supporting through our own contributions. AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.
There is an open meeting that takes place every Thursday night at 7:00pm across the street in the Pastoral Center, next to the Church of the Gesu. For other meeting times and locations please visit Alcoholics Anonymous Cleveland.
This is a free, confidential tool that helps individuals take steps toward a healthy relationship with drugs and alcohol. It was developed with the input of leading clinicians, experts from leading organizations like SAMHSA, and people in recovery themselves. Here, individuals can hear stories from people with similar life experiences, discover the answers they need for recognizing and dealing with substance use issues, and locate support. Family and friends can learn about addiction and how to encourage treatment, and support sober living on the website.
In addition to this, if you are searching for other centers to help with recovery from addition, below is a link through “On the Wagon” to help you search for the best resources near you.