Getting Help for Addiction

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You’ve tried and tried to get your substance use under control, but you just can’t seem to stop or use less. You feel like you don’t even like it much anymore, but at the same time you can’t imagine your life without it. It feels a lot like being in a relationship with a lover who treats you badly. You know you should leave, but the good things are so good that you are willing to put up with the bad. When you get to this point where you want to stop but don’t, it’s ok to seek help. But be cautious because much of the help available today can actually overcomplicate the issue and make it much harder for you to implement the changes you’re seeking to make. First of all to successfully make a change doesn’t mean you have to swear off all substances forever. Based on the data more than half the people who overcome an alcohol problem are not totally abstinent. And while addiction treatment in the US is largely based on the 12 step program and disease-based methodology, admitting you’re powerless over alcohol or drugs is not true and not helpful. Feeling as if you’re powerless and out of control is much different than actually being that way. Substance use is always a voluntary behavior; it’s always a choice. The right help will provide you with factual information that will empower you to change, not myths designed to scare you into abstinence. Effective help for addiction will show you that you have the power to change within you. It will help you to evaluate what you still like about heavy substance use and guide you as you figure out if you can be happier by using less or none at all. This is how people change their substance use habits.

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