Four Tips to Kick an Addiction

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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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Refuse the Labels – Know that addiction does not define who you are.
  4. 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.

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For instance, the first five years of life determines the success of that child in school, work, and in relationships. Those children who have had secure parental attachments are well equipped to go out into the world and are able to succeed. Those with poor attachments to their caregivers, due to trauma, neglect, or abandonment, will likely be anxious, fearful, and withdrawn. These children may be more vulnerable to developing an alcohol or drug addiction. Those who experience high levels of stress and anxiety will tend to self-medicate with drugs, sex, gambling, alcohol, or other types of addiction. Essentially, the child with a poor attachment with his or her caregiver may later use drugs as a way to manage the anxiety or other intense emotions and perhaps even develop a life-long struggle with addiction. And they may eventually find themselves in drug detox and substance abuse treatment facilities.

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