It has been a year!
I know we’re not quite at the end of it, but we’re getting pretty close, and I’ve been reflecting, and wondering how our village is doing?
As you reflect on the year what’s one thing you’d like to:
Please share your answers!
For me, I’d like to: 1) Stop letting time fly by, by living more in the present and connecting more with others, 2) Start a regular journaling practice, 3) Continue studying and learning and expanding what we offer at We The Village
This year I learned some pretty astounding data points. I thought you might find them interesting too.
Did you know…that those of us loving someone with a substance use disorder also:
Spend 30% more on our own healthcare needs
And that a family of four can have up to 4x the cost of healthcare
In comparison to those without an individual in their family with a substance use disorder.
This extra healthcare utilization and cost return to normal over time once our loved one gets their recovery on track.
What do you think about these data points?
I found them quite startling. I mean, it makes sense, because I know how on edge I was for years when my loved one was in the depths of addiction. But it really puts a different emphasis on it when I saw it in numbers.
And again, it made me think of all of you, all of us. And I hope you’re doing OK with loving your person through addiction and recovery and everything else that 2020 has thrown at us, but the numbers tell a different story.
I’m leading our next Group Course cycle which starts this week and I’d love you to join me with whatever motivation feels right for you. Do it for your health and wellbeing, do it for your loved one, or your family. Do it because you get a free 7-day trial and can cancel anytime. It doesn’t bother me!
I just want you to have the skills and support proven to make a clinically effective difference.
To learn techniques that you can take and implement at home to make things better.
I hope you’ll give us a try and I hope you join us today and don’t delay.
Because it’s time to make positive changes
So tell me, how are you doing?