Narcotics are addictive substances that can be very harmful. Addiction has health-related, financial, relationship, career-related and many other consequences. Help can and should be found.
What to Do If You Have an Addiction to Narcotics
In the face of an addiction, what choices do you have? Understanding addiction and what it will take to overcome it are key factors in the initial stages of trying to beat the disease. Having a physiological/psychological dependence on a narcotic has caused you to confront a strong and harmful need for a substance which you know is hurting you and could potentially even kill you.
At this point you have realized that you actually are addicted, which means that you also realize that you are not in complete control of your life or the choices you are making. This can be a very scary rationalization. Facing something that is in control of your decision-making ability, that also causes you harm, can be a daunting task to say the least. Many have found themselves in your shoes before.
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Here are some questions to ask yourself regarding your addiction:
- Has your reliance upon this drug caused physical harm to your body?
- Has your need for this drug caused you to compromise your morals?
- Have you lost friendships and family relationships because of your addiction?
- Have you tried to quit and failed? How many times?
- Have you lost your job because of this dependency?
- Have you put others in danger while under the influence?
After admitting that there is indeed a problem, the obvious next step would be to find out how to fix the problem and how to eradicate yourself of this need for a substance that has taken over and that is ruining your life. There are several avenues for help with addiction these days.
Finding help on the internet seems to be a favorite and can put many sources at your fingertips in a matter of a few clicks. Local libraries usually provide computer access for those that may not personally own one or have access to the internet otherwise.
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Treatment options for addiction usually include things like:
- Detoxification- getting it out of your system
- Medical evaluation- assessment of your ability to receive further help and whether or not other addictions or medical conditions exist
- Treatment planning- determining if there is a need for medical/pharmacological assistance
- Therapy-to help you through the process of recovery and to teach you the skills needed to continue the recovery to avoid relapse
- Support enlistment- surrounding yourself with those who support your recovery and breaking ties with those who would sabotage your efforts
Beating addiction is not an easy task. It will take courage and hard work, but it can be done. Facing this addiction and seeking the help to rid yourself of it are the only ways to get your life back. The rewards of actively seeking recovery from addiction will present you with a life worth living again.