Dealing with addiction alone. You should never try to deal with addiction on your own as it could be dangerous if you are self medicating, or trying to detox yourself. Cold turkey is NOT an option as it can kill you. With all detox programs. It is about reducing your intake of the substance you are addicted to. There is plenty of help out there. Plus isolation maybe what started your addiction in the first place. Seek help now. The sooner you get help, the sooner you will get better.
Addiction is unsafe on your own
Having an addiction alone is extremely unsafe for the addict. This is because if they can overdose, have seizures, fit etc, and there is no one there to help. This is life threatening. If you have a friend or family member who is on their own with an addiction. You really need to be getting them help. Or at least checking up on them on a regular basis. Ask them how they have been, and wether they have had any medical issues. Also look around the house for signs of any medical issues. This is so important for their safety. Maybe get them involved with their local “community drug and alcohol team” or look at the “private options”. call us now for help and advice on Tel: 07811 606 606
Need someone to talk to?
We are happy to talk to you about addiction at anytime, day or night. We can explain to you all the options available to you. And there are many. Plus you do not have to give up. You addiction is your choice, and if you choose to carry on, that is up to you. But we are here to help you if you would like us to. You will often find talking about your addiction might highlight the reasons you do it. Plus it might make you see why you need help or why it would make sense to stop.
Why stop my addiction?
It is simple in most cases. If you were to write down the reasons to drink, or take drugs, against the positives of not doing it. It does become so clear. I am not suggesting if you call us, you will be writing anything down, but I am suggesting it does not take much to see why you need to stop your addiction. Not only for your health, but your sanity, your wellbeing, finances, relationship, family, etc. I also know making that first step is a big one due to shame, embarrassment, and the feeling of failing etc
Dealing with addiction alone can be challenging, but it is possible to make progress and work towards recovery.
Here are some strategies that may help:
Educate yourself: Learn about addiction, its effects, and the recovery process. Understanding the nature of addiction can provide insight and help you develop strategies to overcome it.
Set goals: Set specific and achievable goals for yourself. Start with small steps and gradually work towards larger goals. Celebrate your successes along the way to stay motivated.
Seek support: While you may be dealing with addiction alone, it’s important to reach out for support. Consider joining online support groups or forums where you can connect with others who are going through similar experiences. Sharing your struggles and hearing from others can provide valuable encouragement and guidance.
Self-reflection and self-care: Engage in self-reflection to understand the underlying reasons for your addiction. Practice self-care by adopting healthy lifestyle habits such as regular exercise, adequate sleep, and a balanced diet. Engaging in activities that bring you joy and relaxation can also help improve your overall well-being.
Develop coping mechanisms: Identify healthy coping mechanisms to replace addictive behaviours. This can include engaging in hobbies, practicing mindfulness or meditation, journaling, or seeking professional therapy or counselling.
Create a support network: Reach out to family and friends who are supportive and understanding. Let them know about your struggles and ask for their help and encouragement. Having a network of trusted individuals can provide much-needed emotional support during difficult times.
Stay focused on the present: Practice mindfulness and stay focused on the present moment. Let go of guilt or regret about the past and avoid excessive worry about the future. Instead, channel your energy into making positive choices in the present moment.
Celebrate milestones: Recognise and celebrate your milestones and achievements along your recovery journey. Rewarding yourself for progress can help reinforce positive behaviour and motivate you to continue on the path of recovery.
While it’s possible to make progress on your own, it’s important to remember that addiction is a complex condition. If you find that your efforts are not producing the desired results or if you feel overwhelmed, seeking professional help is strongly recommended. Addiction specialists, therapists, and support groups can offer additional guidance, expertise, and resources to support your recovery process.
We understand addition, and how addiction affects people in different ways. We also know how hard it is having an addiction to drugs or alcohol, while being on your own. There is help out there. You can be detoxed without experiencing much withdrawal, due to the medication given. Talk to us. We can help you. There are funded options and NHS options available, as well as private options. Call us now on Tel: 07811 606 606 (24 hours)