Reasons People Fail at Overcoming Addiction
The addiction cycle and how getting trapped in it sort of feels like a fly that is caught between two panes of glass with no way out. This is obviously one of the major reasons that people fail at overcoming their addiction but it is by far not the only reason. We will explore some of the ways that people place destructive roadblocks in their own way to prevent them from escaping their addiction.
Back to the Cycle
Most of the time, the reason that people fail at overcoming addiction is that every time they come to the end of their cycle it starts over again. It’s like driving along the highway from one side of the country to the other, and desperately needing to stop and use the restroom but you cannot find a single exit ramp. The cycle of addiction – and the way it traps people – is the main reason that people fail at overcoming their addiction. But it is by no means the only reason.
They Don’t Really Want to Quit
One reason that people fail to overcome their addiction is that they really don’t want to quit. In other words they haven’t reached that rock-bottom point that we discussed earlier. Any experience substance abuse counselor will tell you that until someone hits rock bottom there is no chance of helping them. Of course, this is quite a common reason that people really don’t want to quit – they know that the drug or other substance is affecting their life, but they haven’t seen major destruction yet and they are enjoying the feeling that they get from it. This is how every addiction on earth begins.
They Have a Destructive Environment
One of the reasons that people fail at overcoming their addiction, is that the environment around them – which they have built during their addiction – is so destructive to getting clean or sober that they simply don’t have the willpower to resist.
They Don’t Have Any Help
Another problem is that people don’t seek out help from those who actually can provide assistance. For example, they don’t seek out a substance abuse counselor, they don’t ask their family members to support them as they try to get clean and they don’t have any friends that are not also addicts.
The Physical Withdrawal Symptoms Are Impossible to Endure
In rare cases, the physical withdrawal symptoms from a drug may be impossible to endure. For example, coming off of heroin can be an extremely painful process that should be supervised by medical professional. There are treatment centers that can help with withdrawal symptoms in drug protocols like methadone.
This guide will help you to understand what has caused your addiction and how you can begin to overcome it. You’ll create your own plan for defeating your addiction and finish feeling ready to battle yourself.
Here’s what you’ll discover in Anti-Addiction:
- What causes addiction
- Planning – How to plan effectively for any repeat usage
- Effectiveness: How to increase your chances of success
- What triggers are and how to avoid them
- How to live a life without addiction
- How and why you should set short and long-term goals.
- How to use the “accountability effect” to help you succeed
- How to use a support network to make your battle easier
- …and much, much more!