Dealing With Your Addiction Battle
If you’ve been trying to overcome an addiction, whether to drugs, alcohol or anything else that is causing your harm and ensuring that you live a less than optimum life, but you haven’t had much in the way of success as yet, could it be that you’re making the following mistakes:
Not Really Wanting It
In order to beat an addiction, you have to really, really want to do so. Obviously, most people who are addicted don’t really want to be, but many simply enjoy or rely on their addictions too much or are afraid of who they’ll be and what will happen if they do get clean, which means they don’t really have their head in the game. If you are one of them, not 100 percent committed to freeing yourself of your addiction, then the chances of failure are high.
You Aren’t Seeking Help
Trying to overcome a serious addiction on your own, although it has been done by some people, is really unlikely to work. Beating an addiction is, as I’m sure you know, really hard and having as much expert help and support, ideally from an experienced interventionist, will give you your best shot at success. Having good friends and family around you will also do the world of good and help you to keep your eyes on the prize.
Hanging with the Wrong Crowd
If you’re, for example, trying to break an addiction to heroin, but you continue to hang around with people who use, you’re going to be constantly tempted. These people might be your friends, but for your own sake, you may need to step away from them and surround yourself with healthy people living the kind of life you yourself want to lead when you get clean. It probably won’t be easy leaving your old friends behind, but it is likely to be essential if you want to win the battle, and who knows, your success might just inspire them to do the same one day.
You Give Up Too Easily
If you want to win the addiction battle, you have to know that it is going to get pretty uncomfortable, to say the least. You are going to experience withdrawal symptoms, and you are going to feel like hell for days/weeks after you quit. If you aren’t willing to put yourself through this and if you give up too easily, you are never going to get anywhere. You need to set your resolution to see this thing through, which is, I know, a million times easier said than done, but if you do everything else posted here, it should be a little easier.
You Don’t Have Healthy Habits
When you’re on the road to recovery, it’s vital that you find healthy ways to spend your time, to beat the post-addiction boredom and keep you on the wagon. Exercise, crafting hobbies, cooking or meditation – these are all good ways to keep yourself occupied when trying to beat an addiction once and for all.
Hopefully, now you can see a way out of your addiction battle once and for all. Good luck!