As a person in long term recovery from drug addiction, I've dedicated my life to helping others recover. It's never too late (or too early) - but you have to be willing to do the work.
I lost everything in the world that mattered (and more) as the result of active addiction. In order to recover and deal with the underlying issues that fueled my addiction, I needed a combination of treatment, therapy and 12 step groups. And I had to commit to do the work on myself. Embrace the discomfort. And be teachable.
Here are the resources I personally utilized:
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