Addiction in all of its forms hijacks your brain and thought processes. Quite frankly, an addiction turns you into someone who is unrecognizable to your friends, family, and even yourself.
If you suffer from an addiction, logic no longer exists. An addict will hide, lie, and manipulate others in order to maintain their addiction, especially in order to continue their substance abuse.
If you or someone you love faces an addiction — either to drugs, alcohol, gambling, or anything else — there are many things you can do on the road to recovery.
The first and best thing to realize is an addict must make the decision to get better on their own; no one can do it for them.
But also understand you can’t fight an enemy you do not know. Getting educated about addiction, including signs, treatments, and relapse triggers, is important for yourself or the addict you care about.
It’s important to talk to yourself or the addict about ways addiction is affecting everyone, the ways an addiction is violating boundaries, and even just admitting there is a problem that needs combatting.
If you or someone you love suffers from an addiction, please do not hesitate to contact OneEighty to help provide addiction services.