Despite all the information available at one’s fingertips today, so many still don’t understand addiction and feel that those who regularly use drugs are just regularly making bad choices or are just simply immoral, lazy or less intelligent. And while addiction may start with one bad choice, addiction is a disease that literally changes the brain’s structure and chemical makeup. These changes to the brain creates an ongoing, powerful compulsion that makes resisting the substance that triggered the onset of addiction feel almost impossible. So how does someone suffering from the disease of addiction break free of the disease? Is it even possible?
Breaking Free From Drug Addiction
No cure exists for the disease of addiction. However, much like a cancer, addiction can be sent into remission where compulsions simply aren’t as strong. Moreover, coping strategies and life skills can be acquired that will make resisting the urges and compulsions to use that come much easier.
But breaking the stronghold addiction has on you is only the first step. Ongoing support and dedication to a drug-free life is vital to a lifetime of success. But how do you get started?
One Day at a Time
12 Step programs like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) practice the mantra “one day at a time” for a reason. It can be intimidating and daunting to think about a lifetime without drugs when that’s all you’ve known for years. However, by focusing on the power of “one day at a time”, anxiety is minimal and life is just a little easier.
Jump Start Your Recovery and Drug Free Life at Life Changes Addiction Treatment Center
Life Changes Addiction Treatment Center possesses an experienced staff that provides personalized, individualized care to each guest that stays with us. Guests at Life Changes will discover what led them to drug use in the first place and will learn new coping skills to deal with stress and hardship without using mind-altering substances all in an inviting, comfortable resort-like environment. We also provide resources and help with finding ongoing support after your initial treatment. You are invited to our beautiful drug rehab facility in West Palm Beach, Florida. Give us a call at (561) 301-1119 and let us help you get your life back on track.
Written and Published by,
William Charles, Publisher of Kill The Heroin Epidemic Nationwide, Heroin News and the National Alliance of Addiction Treatment Centers (NAATC)