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Now is the Time to End Your Addiction Problems in Leeds

If you make the decision to continue with alcohol or drug abuse, you will be taking a huge risk. It is now generally accepted that nobody ever chooses to become addicted, but this does not mean that he or she is not responsible for ending the behaviour. The only person who can decide when the addiction ends is you, and by failing to stop now, you will be risking your life. There are some high quality addiction recovery options available in the Leeds area, and we will be able to help you choose the options that are most likely to work for you. Call us now on 0800 140 4824 to hear about how we can help you.

Do You Need to Hit Rock Bottom Before Quitting Addiction?

There are plenty of stories of how people were able to recover from addiction after they hit rock bottom. This has led to a great deal of confusion as to what this all means – should the individual wait until they hit rock bottom before they attempt to stop? This kind of thinking occurs because of misunderstanding what is meant by the word “rock bottom.” This is not some special place in the addiction downwards spiral when the individual is suddenly able to quit the behaviour. In fact, waiting to hit rock bottom is one of the worst things that the person can do because the thing that will be waiting for them is death. The truth is that the only rock bottom that exists is inside the person’s own head. It refers to the moment when they decide that enough is enough, and they decide to quit.

Rock bottom is a subjective experience that can occur at any time during the addiction process. The thing that causes it to occur is the individual’s own decision that it has occurred. When the person decides that they are fed up of feeling sick and tired, this will mean that they have hit their rock bottom. It is always their choice to decide on when this is going to be. Some people will have a high rock bottom, and this means that they will see the writing on the wall and decide that they do not want to lose any more. The situation is sometimes described as being similar to going down in a lift inside a building. As the passenger inside this lift goes downwards, they will notice that each floor is getting progressively less appealing. It is up to them to decide on where they want to get off.

As part of the rock bottom myth, the individual may somehow get the idea that the lower they go the stronger their recovery will be afterwards. This is a dangerous idea because if the individual goes low enough they can cross the line of new return. There is no reason for why the individual will be in a better position to stop in the future, and the duration of the addiction is no real indicator of the success they will have in recovery. If the person persists with the behaviour it could mean that even if they do become sober, they will be dealing with irreparable damage.

Find Addiction Help in Leeds

The best time to stop your addiction problems is right now – why would you want to waste any more of your life to this less than optimal way of living? We will be able to help you find appropriate addiction recovery resources in Leeds, and this will give you a strong foundation for your recovery. Call us right now, or simply text the word “help” to 66777 and wait for us to call you back. Even if you still do not feel ready to break away from the addiction, it will be helpful for you to at least know your options.

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