Addiction and Your Inner Woman

women's addiction programInside every woman there is an inner woman. She is the woman who you could be. She’s the little girl you were and would have grown up to be… if only. If only there hadn’t been all the nonsense, the problems, the craziness that came into your life. If only you’d had better luck, made better choices, started out in better circumstances.

She is ultimately good, this inner woman. A good friend. A good wife. A good mother, daughter, worker, thinker, helper. A good person.

She’s the “you” that you know is in there. The “you” that you want to become. And, I swear, she’s in there. I’ve seen so many women reconnect with her here at Dee’s House.

It isn’t always easy to get to her, to uncover her, to bring her out. In fact, sometimes it’s really challenging. Sometimes there are set backs, relapses, mistakes. But the great thing about her is, she’s always there. She’s always ready to emerge, whenever you’re ready.

This process can be frightening. It can feel like she brings a lot of expectation, a lot of responsibility. And that can be a scary thing. At least it can seem like it is. But if you’re willing to be honest and vulnerable all of these negative emotions can be a faint memory as you integrate her back into your life.

It’s actually easier than you might think. Because when she does emerge it means you’ve let yourself off the hook, you’ve forgiven yourself, and you’ve grown. You’ll discover that you actually feel comfortable in your own skin. Because it is the authentic you. You will have realized that the person you became and the behaviors you exhibited while using alcohol or drugs isn’t the real you at all. And definitely not who you want to be.

You’ll feel connected to other people. People who will love the real you. Because it’s real.

If you’re struggling with alcohol or drugs, come to Dee’s House. Let us help you find that inner you.