A quest for recovery takes real courage. It takes the courage to be completely open and honest with yourself, with others, and with the process itself. It is essential to be truthful and transparent with the people trying to help you learn how to succeed in the climb — and in life — without chemical dependence.
Anonymous rehab is appealing to many who fear admitting their addiction to friends, family, or co-workers, especially in certain lines of work. However, there are definite disadvantages of those closest to you not being in the know. So how do you know when being anonymous helps and when it hurts?
Sometimes work and everyday life seem exceptionally exhausting, overwhelming, or unmotivating. What should you do when it all seems too much? It can be easy to wonder, Am I burnt out or depressed?