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There Are Addiction Recovery Options Available in the County Durham Area

If you have concerns about your alcohol or drug use, this may be a sign that you need some type of addiction help. There are many options available in County Durham that can aid you in your attempts to resolve this problem. If you have become concerned about your substance abuse early enough it may mean that you have not yet become physically or psychologically dependent. This means that with the right help you may be able to return to safe alcohol use in the future. It is more likely, though, that by time that you develop any concerns about your behaviour you will already be well on the way to addiction. If this is the case, the only viable solution open to you will be treatment followed by permanent abstinent. If you contact us here on 0800 140 4824 we will be able to help you determine the best path for you to take.

Developing the Motivation to Quit

When people first begin thinking about ending their addiction, they will usually have an ambivalent attitude. This means that they are in still in two minds about the idea of giving up alcohol or drugs for the rest of their life. The individual may not be fully convinced that they are beaten, and they may cling to the hope that they will one day be able to use drugs and alcohol safely again. This ambivalence is toxic for anyone who wants to have a chance of breaking away from addiction. It will act as a chink in their armour, and as soon as things become tough, it will cause the person to relapse. This ambivalence means that the person will always be looking for a good justification to return to their addiction, and they will eventually find this. They may manage to stay sober for a few weeks, months, or even years, but unless they are able to overcome this ambivalence their recovery is doomed.

Developing the motivation to quit means getting rid of any ambivalence and committing to a new life in recovery 100% – even 1% of hesitation can be enough to trip the person up later. The individual needs to be ready to do whatever it takes to build this new life away from addiction, and this means that they become ready to make use of all the available resources that will help them in this goal. When the person has this type of motivation they feel no hesitation about asking for the help they need to achieve their aims. Like all successful people in life, they understand that going it alone is not always the best strategy.

Once the individual has the correct motivation and the most appropriate tools, they become almost an unstoppable force. They have the ingredients they need for success in recovery, and so long as they keep the motivation going they will be free from the risk of relapse. The motivated person in recovery can see the bigger picture. They accept that recovery is a process and not an event, and that this means that they will need to keep on pushing forward in order to create the type of life that they want to enjoy.

We Will Help Turn Your Motivation into Action

Your motivation to quit addiction is useless unless you are able to turn this into action. We will help you find the appropriate treatment resources from the ones available in Durham. You might even want to consider options elsewhere in the UK or even international options. We can help you with all of that. In order to put your motivation into action you can call us right away or simply text the word “help” to 66777 and wait for us to get back to you in a matter of minutes. This really could be the start of a much better life for you, so do not delay.

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