Addiction is a condition, and fighting it is undoubtedly a struggle for both the dependent and the people who care for them. The ones who suffer, experienced, or saw their loved ones suffer from alcohol or drug addictions need no description of how disturbing such diseases can get and how disastrous the effects are upon one person’s family and his character. Overall, it is common knowledge that the real price of alcohol and drug abuse many times translates into serious illnesses, fatal accidents, illegality, alienation, and familial ruptures.
However, fighting such addictions that influence the body and the abuser’s psyche and ability to think clear often seems a futile and losing battle. Still, we can not give up on the ones we care for or us, and the key to an addiction-free life consists of lots of motivation, determination, and endurance.
Here are a few advices for addressing and dealing appropriately with drug and alcohol dependence.
It is imperative to get educated about your addiction. You are not the only one who are facing this situation, so stop asking “why me?!” and start considering the meaning of your addiction. The whole point is to become conscious of the disastrous consequences that your abuse has on your physical and mental health.
Therefore, search for research article, medical information, and news on your dependence. It is better to visit a drug rehab center to receive all this information for free from skilled and qualified people. Please don’t take for granted the internet counselors because many times they have proved fradualent and fly-by-night sources.
Knowing the syndrome and implications of your dependence upon your life should make up sufficient motivation to quit. Resorting to professional help in a specific rehab is the safest and most efficient way to get over the dangerous withdrawal symptoms and fare on a better life path. Staying drug-free once the physical need for consumption was eliminated through detoxification is only a matter of willpower. Some good ways to stay away from relapse are:
- Continuing therapy,
- Rebounding with your loved ones,
- Finding new responsibilities,
- Getting a new job,
- Avoiding the people and places that can add-on to your pull for consuming, snorting, hitting the pipe, zooming off, joy popping, ping winging, or whatever you call it.
Advice for drug addicts who want to overcome addiction
- Until you take unblemished and total charge for your addiction, you’ll never recover. Because until you do, you always leave yourself with an excuse or a ‘back door’ to keep using. No one else can make you pick up that drug or drink, and so blaming a parent, spouse, work, partner, your teen years, or whatever just won’t cut it.
- Do Whatever it takes to recover from your addiction to drugs or drinks. Too many people think they can adjust their way to sobriety.
- Many people stay abandoned in a life of addiction because they’re too ashamed or scared to ask for help. Unfortunately, drug addiction and alcoholism still carry a real social stigma, so nobody wants to be considered a drug addict or an alcoholic. Who cares what anyone else believes? Would you instead murder yourself than get the help you need to start living a prosperous, healthy, and fulfilling life? It doesn’t make sense. Living the life of addiction is a strangely isolated and lonely place. That’s why treatment programs are so potent because suddenly you realize you’re not alone and others are going through exactly what you are.
- Once you’re in recovery mode, embrace it. This is about welcoming your recovery to the full and becoming all you can be. Decide that you want to fulfill your potential- mentally, spiritually, physically, and emotionally. Join leadership programs, take classes, read books, learn yoga, meditate, make new friends, follow your childhood passion, and start a new hobby.