“Our reaction to drugs is what makes us addicts, not how much we use. Our inability to control our usage of drugs is a symptom of the disease of addiction. We are powerless not only over drugs, but over our addiction as well. We need to admit this fact in order to recover. Addiction is a physical, mental and spiritual disease that affects every area of our lives.” – Basic Text, Narcotics Anonymous
Most experts, working in the field of addiction; agree that residential addiction treatment offers the best chances of staying clean. This involves staying in a specialized facility and participating in daily treatment programs. This eliminates the problem of succumbing to the overwhelming mental cravings & allows for round the clock care for the inevitable withdrawal symptoms and any psychological issues that may arise.
For most, it’s never easy to send a loved one to a rehabilitation facility. Staging an intervention and asking a loved one to enter treatment is typically stressful and emotional. However, it must be realised that an addicted person is very unlikely to be able to quit on his own.
We did not choose to become addicts. We suffer from a disease that expresses itself in ways that are anti-social and that makes detection, diagnosis and treatment difficult.
Initially, after going through a gruelling (and in some cases, horrifying) detoxification program – imagining life without using any mood changing mind altering substance sounds like a death sentence. But working a recovery program on a daily basis reworks things around in our heads and we start seeing hope and start gaining confidence.
Recovery is scary, confusing and lonely but recovery is created by you. Recovery, amongst other things, can also be defined as a return to a normal state of health, mind and strength. The amazing thing about recovery is it is personal, individualised and created by the one recovering.
Don’t waste another day on your addiction – let us help you get on the path of recovery today. Get help now !!