In the event of times, the addiction starts hampering the physical and psychological behavior. That is when the things start getting scary for the addict. It is important that a drug addiction gets recognized by a registered medical practitioner. The earlier done so, better is for the treatment that follows.
An expert supervision and guidance is a must for identifying and dealing with addiction. It is because the signs of drug addiction are not evident to everyone as such. Hence, a drug recovery expert is of help for the families of drug addicts.
Moreover, there exists no definite quick guide to detect or deal with an addiction. Though, there can be many tips that can be helpful to deal with an addict’s addiction.
We have compiled a list of tips in treating guests at Alpha Healing Center. Our experience in treating addicts with a positive success rate garnered in making it possible. Read further below to know more:
1. Dealing with addiction is different for everyone
The transition period of staying away from drug differs from an addict to addict. The period of going cold-turkey will not be exactly the same for all drug addicts. Some may take more time than others to detox in the initial phases. Hence, the addicts and their loved ones should instill faith in the rehabilitation process. They must allow the period to finish at the particular addict’s own unique pace.
2. Changing the environment for good
A change in environment is believed to bring a positive and happy change in life. The same holds true for hard-set habits. By environment, it is not only the area of habitation that is referred to. The environment would also include group of friends and place of work. Rather one should even include one’s own orientations and wonts. The group of friends may include the ones who were a company during the peaks of addiction. Thus, getting a good riddance from them is a good idea for sure by inducing change.
3. Maintaining a sobriety journal
Writing a daily journal is a great medium to stay close to one’s own self. By logging one’s journey to sobriety, one gets to see the track record of a positive trail. Reporting one’s progress in a timely and accurate manner instills positive habits. It allows one to stay sober as a challenge with the inner pangs of falling to a relapse.
4. Have a contingency plan ready at all times
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA, USA) publishes its statistics on drug relapses. As per that, it’s relapse rate is similar to other chronic diseases. These include the common ones like diabetes, asthma and high blood pressure. Hence, it is logical to conclude that a drug recovery is quite likely to relapse. Also, this holds true for any addict at a random. Thus, it is prudent to prepare oneself for a second rehabilitation plan. To put it in simple terms, preparation for the bad times in advance helps.
5. Do not give up, no matter what
This is the secret ingredient that lets one go through the hard times. Let us acknowledge the fact; the journey to sobriety is an uphill one. It has more shares of lows than highs. To make one’s recovery a success, one needs to develop a never say die spirit. One should continue efforts towards their sober future in spite of all the roadblocks. We all have heard it, to fail is not a failure, but to not stand-up after a fall is. The same stands true for the lifestyle of abstinence after giving up drugs.