Clients who are struggling with addiction issues sometimes tell me in counseling sessions;
1. I feel like a prisoner of my dependence on pills, alcohol or pot.
2. I never intended to become addicted on this substance, it just happened.
3. I want to get off of alcohol or substances but every time I try to do so on my own I have such strong withdrawal symptoms and craving that I am unable to do it.
4. I started taking pain pills for legitimate back pain and now I am stuck taking them daily, increasing and abusing the dosage.
How can I extricate myself from this terrible cycle?
Addiction can seem hopeless, debilitating, frustrating and even impossible to get out of.
Hope for a fresh, new life is possible! I have clients who have found new, abstinent based lives where they feel happy, healthy and proud.
How do they do it? A counselor can help you assess your individual situation and help create a treatment plan to intervene on this difficult cycle. Find a counselor who is experienced in addictive disorders and ask for help getting out of the " using prison."
Recovery and freedom from abusing and using substances is possible! I see successful stories of recovery every day.