Leaned up against the wall of my living room is a warped piece of wood.
From the grainy texture of its surface, a woman painted in acrylic stares back. Dark hair squiggles from her head in sporadic waves. Her complexion is punctuated by shadows that run vertically down her neck. Her lips are haphazardly painted in an expression that is neither happy nor sad.
Of all the losses that come with substance abuse, perhaps one of the worst is losing trust from loved ones.
There is nothing like the pain and frustration that comes with your loved ones not believing you when you say something.
It can take years to build trust and a mere moment to shatter it. But don’t let this challenge overwhelm you. Rebuilding trust is possible and by dedicating yourself to the following process you will have the power to change.