Establish Your Support Network

One theme that you will see throughout this course is the affirmation that accutane damage is very serious. Depending on how badly you may have been affected, and how long you’ve been living with the effects, you may have a significant healing journey ahead of you.

Part of that journey is going to be dealing with feelings that come up.

That being the case, take the time to put together your support team for the journey. If you don’t have the energy for this right now, come back and do it when you can (no later than the end of Section Two).


Taking Action

  • Make a list of people that you trust.
  • Take some time to decide who you would like to support you during this journey.
  • Contact them and tell them what you are doing. Ask them if they can be present for you as a support person over the next year or more as you work through the recovery process. Let them know you may need to check in from time to time about what happened in the past as well as what you are going through now.
  • Decide if you want to work with a therapist during this process. Psychology Today is one resource for finding therapists in your area.
  • Let any health care provider you are working with and trust, know what you are undertaking.

If anyone questions you, or doubts you, in any way, for wanting to get better and heal from accutane damage, then they are not a good support resource.


Personal Experience

Reminder: In these sections I share my experience from my own accutane recovery. The information shared in these sections is not to be confused with, nor meant to replace, the care of a licensed health care provider.

This lesson is a very important step for your recovery. I suggest not marking this lesson complete or proceeding until you have taken the time to identify and connect with your support network.