If you’re reading this, chances are you’ve gotten to the stage where your drug addiction or alcohol addiction has reached anunmanageable, destructive point and you’re sick and tired of being sick and tired. Fortunately for you, this is what we deal with day in andday out. What can you do from this point on? First of all, feel relief that you’ve found a place where we know exactly what you’re going throughand why it’s so difficult. Relax and continue reading to figure out what your next few steps are going to be.
Let’s Be Real and Identify What’s Happened With Your Addiction
You have some specific reasons for the substance and alcohol misuse that has been a prolific part of your life for a long time, as mentioned in past blogs; those of us who have misused substances to the point where it was life threatening were attempting to fill a void that was left for whatever reason. It could be neglect, abandonment, or abuse. The good news is that many people have been through your same experiences and have been at the same place that you are finding yourself now. Rest assured, with the right help from One40, you can get sober and remain in abstinence for long periods of time on your own and through self will power. You can be quite successful in this.
Trying to Tackle Your Addiction On Your Own…
If you’ve thought that this is an addiction that you can solve on your own, here is the reality: Inevitably the cracks will start to show, the behaviours you portrayed will creep in insidiously and there is a strong risk that you may slip back into old behaviours. There are a lot of people walking around who have chosen sobriety and abstinence as a way of life who have not got a grasp on the fact that addiction is an inside job, and refuse to address the issues that cause the behaviours. You may hear people refer to these individuals as “dry drunks” or “clean and crazy”. If you are lucky to have an intervention from your family, friends, or even drug services, it will be to the benefit of your abstinence and addiction recovery. What an intervention will enable you to do is address the issues with a qualified addiction professional. These are issues that have plagued you throughout your life and give you tools to help confront problems you will no doubt encounter in your continued abstinence. These tools and training that you receive help to make sure you keep your sobriety with your drug or alcohol addiction. This is not an easy task and is not a quick win. Consider this process to be slow. Like a marathon race.
Why You Need Professional Addiction Recovery Help
There are several benefits to admitting yourself and entering a drug addiction rehab. Some of these important reasons to consider are:
A. Detox your system of the toxins that are present due to excessive use of drugs and alcohol, enabling you to feel physically well. A detox is critical so that you don’t feel dependent and enabled to continue with your drug or alcohol addiction.
B. Spend time with others in recovery. At times when you feel alone and incapable of continuing in your journey of sobriety, the therapeutic value of the group will encourage you to believe that you are doing the right thing and although it may seem all doom and gloom now, that things will improve. Group support is a key part of your recovery.
C. Give you time to reflect with a trained therapist/counsellor and work on mending the things that were broken, specifically for you. Helping to identify triggers that cause the destructive behaviours and work on enabling you to be self-sufficient and responsible for your recovery.
D. Introduce you to the ever-successful 12 Step Fellowships that will continue to act as a support network to help with continuous reflection throughout your life both physically and spiritually.
We know that this isn’t fun and it’s often a painful experience. Sitting and reading about it isn’t going to make it go away. You need to be proactive and take action. One40 professionals are ready to help and are available 24 hours a day. There is not a better time to reach out than right this very second. Pick up the phone. What are you waiting for?!