How can I tell if I need extra help with addiction recovery?
The need for extra help is a very personal decision. I, of course, as a mental health professional think that extra help is always useful. If you were on a diet, would you not hire a private trainer if you could, or if you were in some other situation, getting a degree in something, would you not take a class. Extra help is a normal part of it. There are a lot of people who feel ashamed to reach out and ask for help with their behavioral addiction. I’d like to encourage you people to say, why reinvent the wheel? Why not buy a self help book at minimum? Why not utilize other people’s journeys and maybe even glean something for yourself out of it, rather than you having to learn every single step of the way anew when recovering from behavioral addiction?