Stop Addiction With & Without Help
Most people who suffer from addiction find overcoming that addiction much harder than they initially expected. Whether you suffer from substance abuse or a behavioural addiction, it’s not uncommon to spend a great deal of time believing that the addiction itself is simply an exaggeration and you can ‘quit at any time’. This feeling of being the exception to the rule is even more common with behavioural addiction too, such as sex addiction, gambling and even exercise.
Most unfortunately believe they’re one of the lucky ones and don’t realise or simply ignore the truth until it’s too late.
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Making The Decision To Change
Sooner or later, you or your loved one will make the decision that a change needs to happen. Many will have a specific goal in mind, whether that’s to quit entirely or to simply quit some addictive behaviours, or even to simply reduce the harm that addiction has on their lives. Making the decision to change is the very first step and a huge one at that. It involves recognising the addiction and the harm it has inflicted on your life and the lives of those around you.
Quitting An Addictive Behaviour
Quitting an addiction will be a different experience for everyone. While some may find it a liberating process, others will struggle, finding the withdrawal symptoms painful and difficult. It can cause severe frustration. Some may achieve their goal long term, first time. Others may need several failed attempts before reaching their goal.
Getting Treatment To Overcome An Addiction
Professional addiction treatment centres are the perfect place to deal with these troubling times, providing medical supervision when you need it most. There are several different treatments that you could benefit from. There are no right or wrong treatments, simply treatments suited to you and your addiction. At places like Infinity Addiction Solutions, you will receive a bespoke treatment plan, created entirely for you and your needs. From cognitive behavioural therapy to couples counselling, group counselling and even family therapy.
Coping With Withdrawal Symptoms
Withdrawal symptoms, regardless of whether the addiction involves a substance or behaviour can be extremely uncomfortable and in some cases, even life-threatening. It’s for this reason that a professional rehabilitation facility is recommended for all, whether as an outpatient or inpatient – having medical supervision during these times is paramount and can mean the difference between a safe, successful detox and an unsafe, unsuccessful detox.
Controlling Behaviour After Addiction
Even if the initial goal was to quit the addiction completely, it may be that an occasional indulgence becomes a part of your future. This is especially so for those with behavioural addictions such as sex addiction or exercise addiction. This is perfectly normal and possible for that matter however it’s imperative that you have a clear idea of what it is you want to do.
For example, if you’d like to be able to have one drink with friends, you need to be able to have just one drink and then stop. Many drinkers however find it easier to simply stay completely free from alcohol rather than having the odd indulgence. It’s important you find out what works for you.
Contact The Experts
Recovery from an addiction is not a final destination but rather an ongoing process that requires commitment for life. With the right help and support, however, you can rest assured that you’ll have the tools and resources, along with the support you need to ensure a long and healthy life in front of you.
For more information on overcoming addiction, we recommend contacting Infinity Addiction Solutions on 0800 334 5541. With multiple addiction treatment centres up and down the UK, you can access the treatment you need, when you need it most.