So you or a loved one are ready to get sober and you think to yourself, “Ok, all I’ve got to do is stop drinking or using drugs and I will be good; right?” Wrong. This sort of approach to getting sober is usually very unsuccessful.
Perhaps one of the most difficult things that a parent can go through is having one or more of their children struggle with a drug or alcohol addiction. For many people, the first reaction would be “where did I go wrong?” It is important to not get caught up in the self-blame game because it isn’t going to help anything. The best thing to do is to begin to get proactive about finding a solution to the problem.
In order to live a life of sobriety after living a life of addiction, a person will need to make several changes to the way they live their life.
Stress, we all have it and it’s something we all have to learn how to deal with one way or another.
When I first went into treatment, the idea of living a life 100% sober terrified me. I thought it would be boring and I had no idea how I would deal with the stresses of everyday life.
In the final portion of our series, we will go over a few more of the common reasons a person may give in order to try and get out of going to addiction treatment.
In the second part of our series, we will explore more of the common reasons people give to try to get out of going to rehab. We have also provided some tips on how to break through these excuses, in order to help a loved one agree to get help for their addiction.
Many times when people confront their loved ones about their addiction, the person being asked to get help will immediately begin to throw out reason after reason why they cannot go to treatment.
Before I arrived at Narconon Colorado, I was in a very bad state. I couldn’t function without using, however, I wasn’t functioning due to my drug use either. I didn’t feel like a person and I certainly couldn’t support myself.
Some people are still in doubt that an addiction problem exists on a national level. However, when looking at the statistics the numbers are grim.