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The Reality of Addiction

Clinically Reviewed By Dan Schimmel, LCSW, CAP
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Years of drug and alcohol abuse can turn your world upside down. Everything you know and love begins to drift away, leaving you feel hopeless and alone. It often takes getting to this point to see the reality of addiction, to realize there is a problem and you need help to get better.

What is Addiction?

Addiction is a condition that results when a person ingests a substance (e.g., alcohol,cocaine, nicotine) that creates pleasure but continuous use becomes compulsive and interferes with ordinary life responsibilities, such as work, relationships, or health. Addicts are often unaware that their behavior is out of control and causing problems for themselves and those closest to them.

When Reality Hits

If you are suffering from addiction it can be difficult to admit to having a problem. Many addicts have to hit rock bottom to see the reality of their addiction and what harm it has caused their life and the lives of those closest to them.

Your rock bottom could be loss of work, family members distancing themselves from you, physical illness, legal procussions of drug or alcohol abuse, or even near death experiences. Regardless to what has happened you have gotten to a new low and reality has hit in, you know that if your don’t get sober your addiction will kill you.

Where to Turn

If you are battling with addiction and ready for help the best place to turn is a professional Addiction Treatment Facility. There you will get the help needed to work through the physical, mental and emotional effects alcohol and/or drug abuse has had on you. You will be able to gain the skills needed to maintain your sobriety in your day to day life, accomplish goals you set for yourself in your recovery and to begin mending broken relationships and truly heal from addiction. Don’t wait any longer, make the call today and get started on the road to recovery.

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