Supporting Individuals and Families on their New Beginnings
Over 20 million Americans struggle with substance use disorders. Only 10% of those who need help with Alcohol abuse actually seek help. Stigma and having a label placed on the individual is a big part of the reason. Contrary to popular belief, most Americans that struggle with a substance use disorder are employed. If left untreated, this may lead to further psychological health problems and even fatal consequences. Alcohol use disorder is linked to 232 MILLION missed workdays annually- Washington university school of medicine
An estimated 140,000 people die from alcohol-related causes annually, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). Alcohol is the third-leading preventable cause of death in the United States.
Supporting Individuals and families on their New Beginnings.
To empower individuals and families on overcoming substance abuse/addictions, and to continue to tear down the stigma on what addiction looks like in our community.
Before becoming a Recovery Coach, I was in the hair industry for 20 years and decided to resign to pursue my passion to help those in need. I became a Certified Chemical Dependency Counselor's Assistant in Ohio, a Certified Addiction Peer Recovery Coach in Indiana, and a Nationally Certified Interventionist. I have a long family history of Substance Abuse and Addictions. I have witnessed a ton of hurts of many kinds. I wanted to create a safe and private atmosphere for those that are nervous about attending a support group or do not feel like they belong in a facility of some sort. I personally was scared of the stigma, and I didn't want to place a label on myself. I didn't want people to know just how much I was struggling, and I didn't know who to turn to, this is the reason I felt it in my core to start Hello New Beginnings.
This is my purpose and I love guiding people through their journey and seeing growth in their lives.
Are you living your best life Amber?..... This is the question I asked myself one day after another one of my alcohol binges. It was not a crazy night, and I didn’t even go to a party, but I sat out on my back deck earlier that day with the whole day of anticipation of opening up that bottle of wine. I didn’t have a bad day or was I stressed, all my brain knew was that it was my day to drink and that was what I was going to do. I couldn’t wait until I could get home and pour that first glass of pinot grigio. I wanted to feel that rush of dopamine that I craved since the first time I drank at the age of 13. I really thought that this time I could only have two but just like thousands of times before, I drank the whole bottle and then some. Then Groundhog Day played out yet again… horrible, disrupted sleep, night sweats, racing heart and thoughts, overwhelming anxiety and the next day hungover and depressed. Just like the old saying goes… Are you tired of being sick and tired? I was and I wasn’t living my best life. This question I asked myself, began my journey into recovery from an alcohol addiction. I would be lying if I said it was easy but unfortunately, I had to fight for it and I had to learn from my struggles.
With God and Perseverance, I broke my 25-year problem with alcohol.
I started my New Beginning and so can you!
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