Some people use because they need relief from abuse issues, loss... However, they will seek other means to cope when the drugs and/or alcohol no longer work. They will stop! The addict/alcoholic cannot unless he or she enters recovery.
There is no magic pill to help with years of built up guilt. shame. anger, fear and sadness let alone the shock of waking up to find you have these feelings. Recovery means much work. It is worth it and easier than the slow death of addiction.
Trust the recovery from addiction process!
Love and Peace,
Dr. Peter A. Butkins, LMT, MCAP (407) 786-1913