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I lost my son 2 months ago, I have crohnic Hep.C, I hurt !!!
I cab't explain the pain I'm in over Michael passing away. He was only 28,drug overdose. My husband and I are struggling in our recovery over many years of addiction. I have crohnic pain so I have to rely on pain med. but I haven't drank alcohol in over a yr. That was my drug of choice. I feel like part of me is dead now and my out look is not good either. I want to go back to school to be a drug councelor but can't get the will to even leave the house now, even get out of bed most day's. I can't work, my husband doesn't work, no money !!! No med. insurance. What to do ?
So sorry about your troubles. If you and your husband aren't currently working, you can probably qualify for government assistance in the form of Medicare/Medicaid. What about social security? It's difficult to work through anything, especially something so painful as a death, without having the basic necessities (food, general health, home).
I think you have a good outlook too. You're reaching out and WANT to get better! You've been dealt a rough hand, but you've got to look for ways to overcome it.
First of all, I am truly sorry for your loss. I can't imagine how it would feel to lose a child, let alone to addiction that you understand all too well.
You say you don't have a good outlook, but you do. You are sober today. You've been sober for over a year. That is an incredible accomplishment. The steps you took to get to that are the same ones you can take to tackle some of the other obstacles you're facing. Maybe you begin by just getting out of bed today. Walk to the mailbox. Or even to the backyard. There's no rush, but you can begin to heal today.
Keep dreaming your dream to become a counselor. It will take time but it can happen.