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Crush That Addiction And Find Your True Self

Crush That Addiction And Find Your True Self

A significantly high percentage of US people will suffer addictions at some point during their lives. Indeed, most people are probably addicted to something right now. Of course, that’s probably caffeine or sugar which aren’t considered to have too much of an adverse effect. Still, there are also folks out there who become addicted to alcohol and drugs. When that happens, it’s vital the individual doesn’t ignore their problem. Just in case any of my readers find themselves in that position, there is a guide on this page that should help. If people take this issue seriously, they could crush their addictions and find their true self in no time.

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Admit that you have a problem

The hardest thing for most addicts is admitting they have a problem. People tend to go through life thinking they socially ingest substances. However, those folks still take drugs and alcohol when they’re sat at home alone. With that in mind, the first step is to recognize that something isn’t right. Stand up and admit the addiction has spiraled out of control. There is no shame in doing that, and many people will respect the individual more. During the initial stages, it’s sensible to talk about the problem with trusted loved ones. Possible conversation starters might include:

  • Do you think I drink too much?
  • Have you ever seen me sober?
  • I think I have a problem, can we talk?

Remove people who enable

There are individuals in the lives of all addicts who help to facilitate their addictions according to US News. Most of those people don’t do it out of malice or anything like that. They just don’t realize their friend is having such a hard time with the substance. So, those associates might lend money to the person who’s struggling with drugs or alcohol. They might even get mashed with them every day. The second step addicts need to take involves removing enablers from their lives. That doesn’t mean the friendship has to die forever. It just means the person with the problem needs to stay away until they’re feeling better.

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Get some professional help

Lastly, addicts need to reach out for professional help if they want to beat their demons. That might involve:

  • Speaking to a local doctor
  • Booking an appointment with a counselor
  • Chatting to a psychiatrist

In extreme cases, the individual might like to visit a specialist treatment center like The Recovery Village. Sometimes spending some time away from their regular lives can help an addict to achieve sobriety a little faster than they would have done. Also, that concept provides the individual with some much-needed respite where they don’t have to worry about the stresses of everyday life.

Friends and family members of people who suffer addictions need to support their loved one as much as possible. Never provide them with alcohol or drugs, and always offer a helping hand whenever it’s required. In most instances, addicts need to spend a long time talking about their problems. So, people who care need to provide a kind and non-judgemental ear. Good luck!

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Why Asking For Help Isn’t A Bad Thing

Why Asking For Help Isn’t A Bad Thing

 

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It’s a big step, asking for help. There are so many of us who never ask for it for fear of being perceived as “weak,” and you would think that the message has been communicated for so long that asking for help or advice is okay now. And it always was, but why is it such an issue for a lot of us? We all end up being consumed with worry over the tiniest thing sometimes, but the big issues we tend to brush over and adopt the stiff upper lip method of carrying on. What are the reasons we tend to avoid asking for help when we are in completely dire situations?

Well, the main thing is that, apart from the perception of being weak, it’s actually the fact that you feel that you are letting yourself down in some way. Even if you know you have a problem, such as an addiction, the fact that you are admitting there is something wrong is communicating the realization that you are weak; and it’s official now that it’s out there. Pride, ego, or sheer self-centeredness are the things that stop us from asking for help. And we can very easily fear asking for help, but unfortunately, it’s something that we are unable to do by ourselves. But what does asking for help accomplish, and what can you do to make it an easier transition to recovery?

Courage

While we all perceive asking for help as a sheer and utter weakness, it’s actually the opposite. It’s your pride and inability to ask for help that makes you weak, and in standing alone to deal with your problems, you might think that it’s easier for you. But if you looked at the impact it has on people you love, that is usually the reason a lot of addicts reach out for help. This is the biggest step in recovering, but it’s also the hardest, and you are showing a lot of courage by asking for help.

Honesty Is The Best Policy

This is the key when asking for help. If you haven’t been honest up to this point, that when you do finally ask for the help you realize you need, it’s time to come clean. Deception, no matter how big or small, doesn’t inspire trust, and it’s the time for a clean slate. The other side of the honesty coin is acceptance. It’s never easy to sit with your faults and accept that you have been dishonest because if it was so easy to be honest, we’d all do it right away to get the help we need without damaging our pride or ego. But the real fact is that when we face up to everything with an honest outlook, only then can we, and our loved ones, move on.

Do You Think You’re A Burden?

When people ask for help, the concern is that they may have put loved ones through enough. It’s common to feel like you’re dead weight, and you’re just a burden to them and nothing more. The fact is, you’re not. Family members won’t help you because they feel it makes life easier for them, it’s because they care about you! When you ask for help it means you are ready to take on board the advice and support of professionals. Whatever addiction you have, you will always have the support of professionals on hand once you’ve reached out. There are organizations like The Recovery Village that are purpose-built to help you not just “dry out,” but to enable you to build a new life that is healthy and happy, independent of the trappings of addiction. Asking for help is all about reaching into yourself for that notion of strength you didn’t realize you had.

You Shouldn’t Feel Embarrassed

Asking for help, regardless of the situation, leaves us in a vulnerable position, and as a result, we can feel very embarrassed when we finally ask for help. But if you decide to open up to your loved ones after toying with the idea, it’s very likely that they’ve already noticed. So don’t feel nervous. Or if they haven’t noticed, they will still want to help you because they care! We all show that we care in different ways, and if they are showing willing to do everything they can to help, then it’s apparent that they care, and it’s important to not be nervous about approaching the subject. They want you to be well and happy above everything else, so asking for help, as difficult as it may be, will lead you towards the best outcome for you.

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