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There is a Way Out of Addiction in Hampshire

You may find it difficult to trust this claim fully, but there really is a way out of addiction if you are living in the Hampshire area. The reason for why you can feel so hopeless and powerless is that this is one of the symptoms of being addicted to alcohol or drugs. It is as if the addicted part of your thinking wants to trap you in a prison that you can never escape – by dissolving your hope it is like throwing away the key to the prison door. The reality is that this feeling of hopelessness does not reflect the reality of your situation. There is a path of recovery available to you, and all that you have to do is have the faith to take the first step. Once you begin your new life in sobriety this feeling of hopelessness will disappear, and you will be able to a great future ahead of you.

If you feel hopeless and alone with your addiction problems, you can just call us now, or text the word “help” to 66777. We will be able to discuss your situation with you and perhaps suggest some helpful resources that are available in the Hampshire area.

The Hopelessness of Addiction

It is easy to understand why those who become trapped in addiction can stay that way for years. The substance abuse leads the individual into an oblivious state where they are unable to see the reality of their situation. The denial means that the individual will have all types of justifications to continue the behaviour. They will still believe that they have control, but as they keep on trying to exert this control and they fail, it knocks their confidence and self-efficacy (this is their belief in their ability to do something). By the time the individual becomes ready to admit that their drinking or drug use is out of control, their self-efficacy will be so low that they feel powerless and hopeless. This negative state will be further compounded because their self-esteem will also have taken a major hit, so that they are willing to consider the possibility that the life of an addict is the best for which they can hope.

The cause of the hopeless and powerless of addiction is low self-efficacy and low self-esteem. The good news is, though, that the individual will be increasing both their self-efficacy and self-esteem, and this will be a cure for their negativity. The way that these important personal self-views can be increased can include:

  • · If the individual goes to see a therapist, this professional will be able to use motivational interviewing to increase their self-efficacy.
  • · Another good way to increase self-efficacy is by spending time with peers who are working to break away from addiction. This causes the individual to begin thinking things like “if they can do it then so can I.” The ability of peers to increase self-efficacy is one of the reasons, so it can be so helpful to enter a rehab or join some type of recovery community.
  • · Once the individual begins to rebuild their life in recovery, it will boost their self-esteem. The person only needs to start with small challenges (for example, asking for help), but this leads on to accomplishing other challenges which further increase self-esteem. Eventually the individual is caught up in a snowball effect where their self-esteem just keeps on increasing.

End the Hopeless of Addiction Now in Hampshire

The hopelessness of addiction can persist until you become willing to do something about it – you have to make the first move. If you live in Hampshire and are ready to break away from this misery, we will be able to help you. Do not delay for one more day – call us right now on 0800 140 4824 and we will work with you to find a path away from addiction forever.

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