All You Need To Know About Quitting An Addiction

All You Need To Know About Quitting An Addiction

No one starts a recreational substance use (whether prescribed drugs or not) to make it an addiction. The sweetest of lies you always tell yourself is that you’ll fall in amongst the lucky few that really can manage their productivity and keep their use limited to social gatherings, but that is not for all of us.

However, recovery is always an option, no matter how far the situation may seem to have gone. The reason why you want to quit an addiction maybe because it is affecting your relationships, obstructing your productivity, or even just to clear a drug test on a job interview, but it always takes a strong will.

• Approaching An Addiction

The very first approach towards addiction is seeing it is a problem. Since most addictions start with a state of denial, recognizing your dependability on a drug gives you the first insight into yourself.

Taking the first step is always the hardest when it comes to addictive behaviours, which is why it is always recommended to reach out for help, there is no shame in it. 

Self-pity is also a common stage most addicts go through once they realize their dependence on something and the inability to do anything solid about it. The important thing to be on the lookout for here is to avoid jumping from one thing to another and not building up a dependence on another drug. 

“Drug Slips” are a common occurrence and very easy to avoid once you know about them. 

Another practice that I have found to be very helpful in drawing up a comparison chart before beginning with abstinence of any kind, “The Costs and Discomforts of Continuing” against “Pros and Relief of quitting”.

Filling this up with as many reasons as come to mind will have your personal accountability chart prepared. 

• Affective Ways Of Quitting 

Now that we’re briefly through with the best approaches towards an addiction, I would also like to go through some ways that I find very effective when it comes to quitting an addiction.

Although there is no right and wrong, best or worth ways when it comes to addiction, the best one is always the one that you stick to. 

• “Cold-Turkey”

You often get a very “Ballsy” image in mind whenever you come across the term “Cold-Turkey”. That is because of the mere fantasizing use of it in our everyday lives, it gives you the impression of being in control.

Cold-Turkey is without a doubt, one of the most effective ways to quit your dependability on a drug, but some withdrawals can put up a fight, leaving you with severe symptoms like depression, anxiety, shivering, and body aches. 

If you have to appear for a urine test before getting employed in a few days, this sure may sound compelling for a while. But to know that you can make good use of ultimate gold synthetic urine, as long as you’re certain to quite in time, will prevent the abrupt withdrawal symptoms.

• Finding An Alternative

Getting rid of an addictive habit is at times more psychological than it is physical, especially if the dependability has been built over a long time. 

Most people tend to cope with the newly discovered emptiness by over-eating, meditation, exercising, learning a new skill, or switching to a milder option. For example, many chronic drinkers limit themselves to social drinking and many meth or opioid addicts stick to smoking tobacco or marijuana to break the dependence.

Anything would seem to be the best alternative at the time, but it is very important to pick out a healthy habit that you wouldn’t need to overcome later on again. Exercising is an every developing habit and so is learning new skills, activities like this increase your self-esteem and break you free of any dependability.

• Group Gatherings 

Using ultra pure synthetic urine may get you past your employment tests for the time being but is not a permanent solution to your problems.

If you find it difficult to quit an addiction on your own through the above two methods, you can always place your hopes in group counselling sessions.

The feeling of being among people suffering from similar problems gives you the motivation to continue on your way to overcoming a problem. It sets up accountability and seeing others struggle through their situations gives you high hopes as well.

• Seeking Professional Help

All I can suggest to you is from close experiences with people that have had similar problems and what has worked for me. But to completely rely on the internet for a solution to your problem is not always going to be as fruitful as you want it to be.

The step back to recovery is recognizing that there is a problem in the first place, and then going all lengths to solve it.

No two addictions are the same and some withdrawals will put up a much bigger fight than you can handle by yourself. Going to a professional therapist will help you through your struggles and even prescribe you temporary medications to overcome the initial panic attacks, anxiety, depression, cramps, and body aches.

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