Category Archives: Overcoming Addiction

Proven Tools For Ending Drug Addiction

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Drug AddictionThat’s a saying I heard growing up. Here’s another one: If I knew then what I know now. What do we know now about drug addiction and how best to conquer it? Here’s a list of tools to use for winning a personal war against drug addiction:
1. A long talk with yourself.
You yourself can be your own worst enemy, or the best tool in the toolbox to eliminate your drug addiction. If looking in the mirror helps, do it. Tell yourself that you want and deserve personal freedom, not slavery to a destructive chemical. “Positive affirmation” is powerful.Anthony Robbins is credited with promoting a 4 step “cycle”. Potential, action, results, and belief are the 4 steps on the endless cycle:See the positive potential in a wise course to take,take action in accord with that wisdom, the inevitable great results you receive from that action create belief (faith) so that you stick with it. You owe it to you.

2. Get out of the mud.
If you want to clean up a muddy child, remove them from the mud puddle first. If the “friends” surrounding us wallow in a drug-infested pit, that’s no place to get clean. Tactfully but firmly remove yourself from that “misery loves company” crowd. They may not be terrorists, but ongoing association there will hurt you. If you struggle with questions of loyalty, see tool # 1 above.
3. A Health Food “Detox”.
No, this doesn’t mean some radical diet of pomegranates and Chia seeds only. Ever heard of fruits and vegetables? Flushing out the toxic residue in our bodies from drug abuse is both mandatory and easy. You have to eat anyhow.If you can afford less than $100.00 for the latest blender/juicer (you can, I just did) it’s money very well spent on your recovery. Fitness has alot of benefits that will aid you in your recovery and if you want to learn more go to Rocklibrary.org .Unlike the expense of drug addiction, you only buy this literal tool once. Even without the kitchen gadget, cleansing our body is affordable,smart, and tasty! Find out  more on how to successfully lose weight and keep it off and finally beat addiction for good.
4. Success loves company.
The word synergy basically means 1+1=3. You can lift 100 pounds, I can lift 100 pounds, but together we can lift 300 pounds. Don’t try to heroically lift the burden of drug addiction alone. Because you’re not alone. Thousands of people defeat drug addiction everyday….within the constant company of others. It doesn’t have to be an organized group or meeting, it just has to be done. No one furthers their drug addiction while associating with a drug-free crowd.
5. Professional help.
So far the tools listed that free one from drug addiction are at the disposal of everyone, since they require only free will and an unstoppable desire for happiness. Additionally, trained professionals offer their services to fight and defeat drug addiction. This option includes hypnotherapy, counseling, rehab facilities,detoxification programs, etc.Costs vary widely, but research into all details is both free and priceless.
The Key.
Oftentimes it happens that we live our life in chains, and we never even know we have the key. The key to ending your destructive drug addiction is you! Don’t let anyone or anything stop you from living the fulfilled life you deserve, freed from drug addiction forever!

By Carter Relyea

How To Fight Food Addiction

When we read about an addict we tend to think of some one who is a drug addict or even gambling . But a food addict is not really the first one to come to mind but this is a very serious problem that a lot of people suffer from everyday . There has been a steady increase of the obesity rate which is adding to this skyrocketing healthy care cost . People are living very unhealthy lives which is leading to so many different health conditions.

Food is necessary for growth and development of the human body . But there are some people who because of this disease they find them selfs eatting all day and all kinds of food . There foods that I love to eat and absolutely enjoy it , but those who are food addiction they need to eat when those craving comes one . Its just like any other addiction it is very serious and very real . Millions of people die for this and the many other addiction.

But there is a way that you can fight this addiction first you must know that you are not alone . There are people willing to help, just like with other addictions you must be willing to change and be open to the help and love that you will receive. Getting a nutrition and the right information that will help you make these changes in your life.  Below is a great infographic that is a great start .

how to fight food addiction

By Carter Relyea

Dealing With Addiction and Recovery

Addictions do not care if you are a blue collar or white collar worker, whether you are a politician and celebrity, whether you are young or aged, male or female! What makes addiction recoverable, is each individual, willing to shed the stigma that is associated with it and that keeps people from coming out, talking about it and most importantly, seeking treatment. It is very important to understand, that addiction is an illness, which is aggressive, chronic, and sometimes fatal. Addiction is a disease of the brain, that can be treated, including alcoholism, drug abuse, weight issues, and any other obsession that ruins people’s lives.

Trying to defeat an addiction will not be easy, but it is not impossible. This change can be achieved with the right support, treatment, and having the addict admit that they need help. It is important not to give up, even if you have tried before and relapsed. The pathway from addiction and recovery, is not smooth, there may be setbacks, but when you are forced to face your problem, you are already half way to your point of a better life. To recover from an addiction requires patience, time, commitment, motivation, and lots of support, from family, friends, and the addiction recovery community.

When you make the decision to seek help, there are many treatments to help. Some may require medical supervision to detox or you may to stay at a rehabilitation facility. Addiction treatment services can involve medical doctors, psychologists, the clergy, social workers, and counselors. When you seek help for your addiction and recovery treatment, all of these professionals are needed to help you with medical, psychological, or other issues that you will experience. Don’t try to recover on your own, because you need a strong, solid support system that provides guidance, encouragement, and a attentive ear.

Addiction and recovery is a life-long issue because even when you have recovered from your addiction, you will have to deal with the problems that led to your underlying addiction problems. Usually addicts are suffering from stress, loneliness, anger, shame, frustration, hopelessness, all of which must be addressed to get the help that you need. Many recovery techniques involve changes that must take place in your life. Fill your life with rewards and a purpose, which allows your brain to change, followed by your addiction loosing its appeal. Suggested changes, include:

•  become involved in your community by joining addiction free groups and activities;
•  become involved in a hobby that challenges your thought processes and peaks your imagination;
•  begin a light exercise regimen, that involves walking, jobbing, swimming, etc.

Regular exercise improves your mental and physical health. It will increase your energy level, help you sleep, and keep your stress level down. It will also improve your mood, because when you feel good about yourself, addiction problems are less of a temptation;
•  set achievable goals for yourself. When you adopt goals and begin to work toward them, you are looking forward and backwards, which is more addictive than what you thought that your addiction gave you. The more that you do to stay healthy, the easier it is to fore go relapsing.

 

By Carter Relyea