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Are You Looking for Help with Addiction Problems in East Sussex?

One of the worst things about alcohol or drug addiction is that it leaves people feeling powerless. This occurs because the process of addiction robs the individual of their self-esteem, and their belief in their own ability to change (also called their self-efficacy). The addicted part of mind traps the individual in helplessness and then isolates them away from the rest of the world. It is only by reaching out for help that the individual is usually able to break away from the addictive behaviour. If you have reached a point where you feel ready to break away from addiction, we will be able to help you. Call us right now, or just text the word “help” to 66777 and wait for us to call you back. We will be able to discuss your situation and make some suggestions for recovery resources available in East Sussex.

Are You Ready to Quit Addiction?

In order to break away from addiction you need to be ready to do this. The individual can have many justifications for why they have not yet reached this point including:

  • · They feel sure that there is still some good drinking or drug using days ahead of them.
  • · The individual believes that they have not fallen low enough into addiction to be able to recover.
  • · The person is convinced that the life of addiction is the best they can hope for in life.
  • · The individual still believes that they can learn how to control their alcohol or drug use.
  • These justifications for not quitting the addiction are wrong and dangerous because:
  • · The individual who is addicted to alcohol or drugs is caught in a downward spiral. This means that the longer they remain addicted, the more they will end up suffering. The good days that come once the person is addicted are a pale comparison to the good days in recovery – in fact, it is a common claim that the worst day in recovery is better than the best day in addiction. So long as the individual remains trapped in addiction, the only thing for them to look forward to is further deterioration in their standard of living.
  • · Some people misunderstand the meaning of the term “rock bottom” and believe it to mean that they have to lose everything in order to get better. This is wrong. All that rock bottom means is that the individual has reached a stage where they are willing to quit. It is completely up to them to decide on when they have reached this point. There is no advantage to falling any lower into addiction, and the best time to quit is right now.
  • · Addiction robs the individual of their self-esteem, and this is why they become willing to accept the unacceptable. Nobody deserves this life of addiction and anybody will be able to do better than this. The only reason that the person feels that they deserve this way of living is that they have been blinded by the addiction into believing something that is untrue.
  • · Once people become addicted to alcohol or drugs, they have crossed a line and there is no going back over that line. The only feasible solution for escaping the misery of addiction is to choose complete abstinence from alcohol or drugs. The individual who is waiting for the day when they can use these substances safely again is like an amputee who is waiting for their limbs to grow back – it is not going to happen.

If addiction is making your life miserable this should mean that you are ready to quit. Call us now on 0800 140 4824 to see what options are available to you in the East Sussex area to help you break away from this self destructive behaviour.

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