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Common Causes for Substance Abuse and Addiction

Sep 5th 2015 at 3:46 AM

Finding time and generating an ability to relax on a regular basis is essential to recovery from addiction.

There are numerous ways to achieve relaxation, ranging from something as simple as going for a short walk to meditation.

Numerous studies have been undertaken to prove that relaxation reduces the dependence on tobacco, marijuana, and alcohol.


Be Honest

Being addictive depends on an ability to lie. You must lie to get your substance, to use it, to hide its consequences, and also to plan your next relapse.

An addictive lifestyle is lie-dependent. And after some time, you become so capable at lying, that you also lie to yourself. This is precisely why addicts don’t know what they believe in or even who they are.

The other negative impact of lying is that you’re unable to like yourself. The more you lie, the less you like who you are, which creates a vicious cycle of escape. Then more lying, and more substance abuse.

So, ask yourself: If you lie more, you become more isolated, and this continues, will you feel better? The expression used in many addiction recovery establishments such as Delray Beach Halfway House and AA is: Nothing changes if nothing changes.

Recovery takes complete honesty. And that also means being honest with people who act to support you: Your family, doctor, therapist, and the people in your everyday life. If you’re not completely honest with everyone, you’ll struggle to recover.

Being completely honest and open means that you’re not allowing your addiction to hide.


The Opportunity to Change Your Life

Being addicted gives you an opportunity to change your life. Changing your life again makes recovery very difficult to achieve, but simultaneously extremely rewarding.

If you use any opportunity that arises as a chance at change, you’ll likely look back and realize that being addicted was in fact one of the best things that could have happened. Those who are well on the road to recovery frequently say they are grateful.

Why would that be?

Simply because that addiction allowed them to find inner peace that most others can only crave for. Thus, recovery changes your life, and it changes your life very much for the better!

You see, most people – people who never become addicted to anything other than a regular dose of television – most people live life as if they were sleepwalking. They rarely wake for long enough to know truly who they are or what they really want.

Recovery from addiction allows you the opportunity to quit sleepwalking once and for all.

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