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Do You Need Help for a Substance Abuse Problem?

Admitting that your alcohol or drug use has become out of control is no easy thing to do. There can be a good deal of embarrassment involved, and there is also the tendency that we can have to underestimate the extent of our addiction problem. This situation is further complicated by the fact that the condition itself involves mental processes that push the individual towards denial – this has caused many people to claim, “Addiction is the only disease that tells you that you don’t have it.” It is a huge step to admit that you have a substance abuse problem, but by this admission, it can move you towards a much better life in the future. If you are ready to face your substance abuse problems you can call us right now on 0800 140 4824 to find out about the resources that can help you overcome this in Lancashire.

Substance Abuse Problem or Addiction?

The terms “substance abuse” and “addiction” tend to be used interchangeably, but they are not quite the same things. All of those individuals who have developed an addiction to alcohol or drugs will be considered substance abusers but not all substance abusers will have crossed the line into addiction. If the individual has only recently started abusing these substances then they might not yet have crossed the line into physical and psychological dependency – in order words, they are not yet addicted. If this substance abuser gets the right help now then they may be able to return to normal living with only a bit of help. This type of person may even be able to use alcohol safely again in the future.

By the time that most people become concerned about their substance abuse problems, they will have already crossed the line into addiction. This means that the only viable solution open to them is aim for lifelong abstinence, and they will likely need a good deal of help in order for them to achieve this goal. Addiction is a life threatening condition, and the longer the person remains locked in this downward spiral, the more they are going to end up suffering. The reason for why people can feel unable to extract themselves from this horrible situation is that part of the addiction process is that the individual becomes trapped in denial, and their self-efficacy (their belief in their own ability to quit the behaviour) is reduced. Even when the person is able to see beyond the denial to the reality of their situation, they can still remain stuck because of their low self-efficacy. The benefit of addiction treatment is that it helps the individual escape the denial while at the same time empowering them to make positive changes in their life.

How to Get Help for Substance Abuse Problems

There are plenty of good options in Lancashire for people who are trying to break away from addiction problems. Those individuals who have already fallen into addiction will want to consider some type of addition rehabilitation programme. This type of residential option will offer them the best possible chance at recovery. There are other options as well, but if the individual is serious about ending the addiction, they will probably want to use the best resources possible, and this is what rehab is in many cases.

Choosing the most appropriate addiction treatment option can be difficult, and this is why we will be happy to assist you with this. Even if you do not feel ready to commit to anything, you can still contact us to find out your options in Lancashire as well as elsewhere in the UK. Many of our team members have had their own struggles with addiction problems, so they should have a good idea of what you are going through. Call us now, or simply text the word “help” to 66777 and wait for us to call you back.

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