After fighting substance abuse for many years, Deborah King now shares her knowledge, which she has gained from her recovery, with others who are also struggling with drug addiction. Through her experience, she has devised four tips to help kick an addiction.
- Get out of Denial – You must accept that you have a problem. King suggests physically writing down a list of the pros and cons of your current lifestyle. Seeing a long list of cons and short list of pros can help give you motivation to want to change your lifestyle.
- Ask for Help – People often mistake asking for help as a sign of weakness, when in actuality it is a sign of courage. The internet is a great place to begin looking for help. There are plenty of residential drug treatment centers who would be more than happy to talk to you or even take you on a tour of their facility. You can also look for support groups such as AA meetings.
- Refuse the Labels – Know that addiction does not define who you are.
- Live in the Now – The past is gone and the future is not here yet, so instead, live in the present moment and take life one day at a time.