Overcoming Drug Addiction

Overcoming drug addiction, you must do it otherwise it can take over and destroy your life, here are a few tips to help you overcome drug addiction, and move forward.

For centuries drugs have been produced, utilized and even glorified in film and music.

While many addictions are self formed, like overeating, drug addictions are usually brought on by peer pressure and an introduction to the different drug selections to an individual by a peer.

The pressure is great and some don't know how to say no, others don't want to say no.

For me being in the hotel game (my family owned a hotel) we drank with our customers, were around drug uses and before I knew it I was an alcoholic and using drugs and it nearly destroyed me.

Do you exercise your right to say no?

Or do you feel you can exercise your right to say yes without causing any real damage to your life and health?

Perhaps partaking in drug use only on occasions?

Unlike some other subjects of addiction, moderate use of drugs is not encouraged.

What starts out as a therapeutic method or a social activity typically progresses into a drug addiction.

Many drugs do not allow users the freedom to simply dabble into them; they hold them captive from the first moment of use, often unbeknown to the user.

I was taking slimming pills, uppers to stay awake, downers to go to sleep and marijuana to have fun, mix all of this with alcohol and what a brain killer.

If you are using any type of drugs, even incorrectly using prescription drugs, chances are you have a drug addiction, this is when overcoming drug addiction is a must for your well being. Signs Of Addiction

The Damages of Drug Addiction

What kind of damage can drug addictions do to you?

Here are a few examples of drug addiction's damage:

  • Loss of employment, friends and family.
  • Prison (drug addictions often lead to lives of crime).
  • Severe dental problems (typical in users of methamphetamine).
  • Undesirable changes in physical appearance, such as early aging.
  • Psychological issues.
  • Serious illness (such as HIV, contracted through shared needles or risky sexual behavior).
  • Lung disease, heart complications and brain damage.
  • Death by over dose.

Overcoming Drug Addiction

A drug addiction can be one of the most difficult addictions to admit to, and honestly overcoming addiction to it can be just as hard.

Often times, an addict is so distorted by their use of the drug that they are honestly unable to think clearly and rationally enough to recognize and admit to their addiction.

If you are able to see the damage being done to your life and the lives of those around you, you could be well on your way towards recovery.

And this is what I did, I took a long look at myself and realized if I didn't stop I wouldn't have a marriage, my children god knows how they would have turned out and myself I could have easily have died with all the stupid things I was doing to myself.

Here are a few steps you need to take to overcoming drug addiction;

  • Enroll in an inpatient or outpatient program if possible. Some insurances cover stays at inpatient programs and participation in outpatient treatment. It is best to be under medical supervision while going through withdrawals and the drug will be out of sight and reach.
  • Find your local Narcotics Anonymous and start attending meetings to get support from others who have personally dealt with drug addiction.
  • Find a hobby (a healthy hobby will give you an outlet to release feelings and relieve boredom).
  • Ask for the support and involvement of non addict friends and family.
  • Avoid places where you know people use or sell drugs.
  • Maintain a healthy lifestyle (from the way you eat to finding spirituality, make your lifestyle a healthy one with no room for drug use and addiction)

Recovery from drug addictions is a goal that can only be achieved through a lifelong commitment to sobriety.

When you decide to free yourself from the enslavement of drug addictions you get to experience the natural high of life itself.

I can't explain the totally freedom I have I am in control of my life again.

In my book I talk on the addiction I had with drugs and pills Overcoming Life's Challenges it was a journey that I thought wasn't a problem until I sat down and wrote my book and couldn't believe what a pill popping Alcoholic I was, and in my book I share this with you, how I overcame it and how I can help your overcome your addictions.

As a special bonus with my book I have alot of free information to give to you to help you overcome your addictions.

Overcoming Drug Addiction Quote By Malcolm Muggeridge

I will lift mine eyes unto the pills. Almost everyone takes them, from the humble aspirin to the multi-coloured, king-sized three deckers, which put you to sleep, wake you up, stimulate and soothe you all in one. It is an age of pills.

Malcolm Muggeridge



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