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Are You Looking for Addiction Help in Northamptonshire?

Addiction problems are on the rise not only in Northamptonshire, but also across the UK as a whole, and more and more people are finding that they need to seek out some type of addiction help. Thankfully, the shame that people once felt at having such a problem has lessened as society has become better at understanding the nature of addiction. It is now accepted that addiction can occur in the life of any individual, and that it is never something that people willingly choose. The old idea that the person becomes hooked because of their lack of willpower and low moral standing has become a relic of a different century. Along with the improved understanding of why people become addicted to alcohol or drugs, there has also been a huge increase in the number of effective treatments. If you would like to find out more about the resources to help you break away from addiction in Northamptonshire, we will be happy to help. Just give us a call or simply text the word “help” to 66777.

What Type of Person Becomes Addicted to Alcohol or Drugs?

An increasing number of addiction experts are reaching a surprising conclusion. This is the idea that all humans have addiction problems, and the only difference is a matter of degree. According to this view, addiction is a spectrum and every person will lie somewhere on this spectrum. This idea suggests that just because people have never had a problem with alcohol or drugs before, it does not mean that they never will – it could be that given the right set of circumstances, anyone could fall into this behaviour.

There does seem to be certain people who are more at risk of developing alcohol or drug problems than others. The individuals who may be at most risk include:

  • · Some people seem to have a genetic makeup that makes them more likely to fall into addiction. The fact that the person has these genes does not mean that they will definitely develop a problem with alcohol or drugs, but it does seem to make it more of a possibility. There is not much that humans can do about their genetic inheritance, but there is plenty they can do to stop this from leading them into the suffering of addiction.
  • · There is plenty of good evidence that suggests that the younger the person is when they begin to use alcohol or drugs, the more likely they are to develop an addiction later. The reverse also seems to be true in that those who begin using these substances later in life are less likely to become addicted.
  • · There is talk about an addictive personality. This refers to a set of personal characteristics that make people more likely to become addicted. It includes such things as inability to delay gratification, a tendency to act impulsively, a tendency to take risks, and low self-esteem. One of the worrying things about the addictive personality is that some of these characteristics are also associated with becoming a success in the modern world.
  • · There will be individuals who grew up in an environment where substance abuse was considered normal behaviour. This means that when the individual begins to use these substances, they will imitate the behaviour in the belief that it is just what people do.
  • · It is common for people in the early stages of mental illness to turn to alcohol or drugs as a form of self-medication. The individual may be completely unaware that they have any type of mental health problem – they just know that using these substances seems to make them feel better.

No matter what the reason for why you have developed an addiction problem, the solution will be the same – you need to quit. We will be able to offer you advice as to your options in the Northamptonshire area, so call us now on 0800 140 4824.

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