Possible Actions for Help with Drug Addiction

Possible Actions for Help with Drug Addiction

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If you want help with drug addiction then you have several options but really only one path forward.  What does this mean?  Let’s find out.

There are a bunch of possible treatments and ways to get help for drug addiction or alcoholism.  For example, you could do any of the following:

* Go to a drug rehab center and stay for residential treatment (28 days usually) and possibly go through detox as well.

* Find a therapist, counselor, or psychologist to talk to about your problem.

* Find outside 12 step meetings out in the real world and start attending them on a regular basis for support.

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* Get involved with 12 step recovery, get a sponsor, work through the steps with him or her.

* Join a religious program that seeks to help with addiction.  Devote your life to this as a solution for your problem.

* Find a doctor who helps treat addiction and seek advice from him or her.  Possibly use medication as part of your recovery solution.

* Attend group therapy or outpatient groups.

So any of these are potential solutions for someone trying to overcome drug or alcohol addiction.  And in some cases, people might find a slight variation on one of these ideas, but still find something that works for them.  And in other cases, a person might use several of these ideas all at the same time as part of their recovery plan.

But here is the key when I said earlier that there is only one path forward.  That path is massive action.

Any of these solutions are meaningless unless you take massive action and really follow through with them.  It is not enough to just show up to meetings, or groups, or whatever, if you are just going to stare at the wall and watch the clock.

In order to be successful in recovery–especially in early recovery–you have to be willing to go the extra mile and really take massive action in your life.  Nothing changes if you just make a modest effort.  Why?

Because our natural inclination is to use drugs and get high!  That is what we do naturally.  This is normal for us.  Relapse is easy, convenient, and inviting.  It takes a great deal of effort to really make a lasting change.  So those who seem to go a little bit crazy in early recovery by being extremely action oriented are the ones who are going to get great results.

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