How do I stop being addicted?
Addiction can destroy your life, your family, your relationships.
Letting substances overtake your life can be a dangerous recipe for disaster.
But we understand that deciding to stop is not an easy one.
Acknowledge the reason
There’s a reason why you drink, gamble, take drugs…
A lot of addiction treatment looks into the co-occurring issues that bring addiction to life.
However, these reasons may not be so obvious to yourself and in some cases, it can take quite a bit of time to discover the root cause of the issue.
But once it has emerged then the work can begin to help make you better. Mental illnesses, depression, anxiety and even work and family stress can be enough to tip you off the edge.
Rehabs often look into helping you deal with these every day stresses so you do not turn or rely on substances.
When you are unable to carry out your addictive behaviour, you may experience withdrawal.
Physical symptoms may also occur, such as feeling nauseous, shaking, stomach upset and feelings of anxiousness and depression.
However, withdrawal without the intervention of medical assistance can be dangerous and it is probably best that if you are thinking of quitting to do so under medical supervision.
It takes an army
Addiction treatment is essential for getting your life back on track. Believe it or not, but you won’t be able to do this alone. It takes professional intervention and exclusive therapies that will help you get your life back on track. Discover treatment methods here.
Trying to rebuild your life is going to take a lot of work.