If you have an addiction, you are not alone. An estimated 2 million people in the UK are fighting an addiction.
For many people struggling with addiction, the biggest and toughest step toward recovery is the very first one: deciding to make a change. It is normal to feel conflicted about changing even though you can see it is causing problems in your life.
Addiction is often linked to mental health problems. If you have an addiction problem it may have started as a way to cope with feelings that you felt unable to deal with in any other way such as dealing with stress, emotional pain, anger and frustration, feeling misunderstood, how you feel about yourself (self-esteem) etc. Recovering from addiction is a long process, one that requires time, commitment, motivation, and support.