Hi Sentry,

It is never too late to start the healing process. I am in my late 50's and I waited over 40 yrs before I finally admitted that I needed help for both the emotional, physical and sexual abuse that I suffered - then only when I was very deeply depressed.

There will be many detours on this road but remember that all detours lead back to the main road, some faster than others.
I'm personally just getting over a bad time, a detour that I thought would never end. The detour DID END though after about 6 months.

I actually think I'm better for having to take this detour because we all learn from our mistakes/problems by facing them demons and stareing them down.

You can do it. There are so many people before you that have worked or are working through these demons. There are many on this site ready, willing and able to help you.
I will mourn the teenager I never was and strive to make that dot of light way out in the far reaches of the end of the tunnel turn into a bright sun.