Things We All Should Know About Drug Addiction and Recovery

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Completing the treatment for alcohol or drug abuse and deciding to stay sober is an act of immense bravado. But not to forget that recovery is a lifelong journey and a relapse may happen anytime. Addiction is a tough battle and it takes strong willpower and perseverance to come out of it.

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www.floridadrugaddictionhelpline.com Things We All Should Know About Drug Addiction and Recovery Completing the treatment for alcohol or drug abuse and deciding to stay sober is an act of immense bravado. But not to forget that recovery is a lifelong journey and a relapse may happen anytime. Addiction is a tough battle and it takes strong willpower and perseverance to come out of it. The problem is real and let’s face it. It doesn’t disappear on its own and the suffering of one person doesn’t mirror another. It’s important to be mindful of some facts regarding addiction and recovery which can help a person to continue on the path of sobriety for long. Here are some facts that are important to keep a note of: 1. It is never about drugs or booze alone – Addiction is generally a by-product of an underlying issue. Therefore seeking appropriate treatment for the core problem and not only addiction can pave the way for lifelong recovery. 2. Relapses are inevitable – It is important to remember that relapses are a part of recovery and these can happen to people who have been in recovery since decades. They tend to blame themselves endlessly which is wrong. What’s important is to get up and resume the path of healing as soon as possible. 3. Chances of acquiring healthy habits – Many times people replace their addiction with healthy obsessions like excessive workout or unreasonable attention and time to religious and spiritual activities. Instead of this people should focus on working on the underlying issues on one’s weaknesses and strengths and fostering healthier relationships with their loved ones who support recovery. 4. Recovery is different – Many people believe that taking treatment or coming out of it is a rosy picture and it’s just about gentle relaxation therapies. But it is not so. Addiction is a debilitating disorder and demands courage to overcome painful withdrawal symptoms and accept oneself under any circumstances. Therapeutic experiences are just one part of the treatment process. Getting over an addiction involves a lot of hard work.

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www.floridadrugaddictionhelpline.com 5. Substance abuse doesn’t define identity – Some people get so addicted to alcohol or drugs that during the recovery process also they are not able to separate their identity from their habit. They silently accept when others call them names such as addict or alcoholic. It is important to understand that substance abuse is a problem but it doesn’t define someone. This realization can be helpful in allowing bad experiences to have lesser control of oneself. 6. There is no quick fix – Addiction is not like flu which will disappear in a few days. It takes time to heal. One must understand that there are no shortcuts to a healthier and happier life. 7. It is okay to grieve – Disengaging from an addiction could mean getting over a loss or some sort of pain which led to the abuse. It is absolutely normal to feel ashamed and guilty. Recovery starts from accepting the present and working towards a brighter future. 8. Willpower is not the only thing – Many people believe that they can tide over things if they exercise self-discipline in tough situations. That is simply not the case because relationships play an important role. Part of recovery includes re-evaluating every relationship that one has getting rid of bad company of friends and sticking close to loved ones. Staying in a healthy environment matters a lot. 9. Commitments matter – Many people relapse because they get complacent. It is important to continue the journey and stay positive to gain sobriety. Therefore keep meeting the mentors support groups and therapists and maintain a fine balance. Road to recovery Recovering from an addiction can be a life-changing experience or one more failure. But it is important to get up and ride high again. Some lessons are learnt the hard way but the benefits are immense. If you or your loved one is in need of help for any drug abuse-related problem contact the Florida Drug Addiction Helpline representatives. Call our 24/7 helpline 855-982-2401 for details about some of the finest Florida drug addiction treatment centers spread across different parts of the country.

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