As a recovering heroin junkie, I have a few views of my own regarding the effectiveness of drug addiction therapy. This is an area where I could go on for hours regarding my own experiences and beliefs, but one fact which I feel everybody needs to know is that any form of therapy will only be as effective as you allow it to be.It does not make any difference what so ever as to what type of drug addiction therapy you look at, if the addict is not willing to give everything they have in order to make the program work, it will fail, they will relapse and chances are that they will return to the drug world hungrier for a fix than ever before.In order to actually recover from drug addiction, the addict needs to be completely committed to their own recovery, this is the most essential part of any form of recovery. If the addict is not willing to fully commit to the drug addiction therapy, there is no way in hell that it is going to be able to help them.We all need to understand that when you are working with an addict, the mindset which they are in is completely different to that of most other people, they feel a physical, emotional and spiritual bond to their drug of choice, very much like a marriage and getting them to make the decision to break this bond is not as easy as many people would imagine.I believe that in order for any type of drug addiction therapy to be successful, we first need to address this mindset, help the addict to understand the seriousness of their abusive relationship with drugs, address the reason why they choose to stay in this relationship and then offer them concrete ways in order to get out alive and to know that their needs which were not being filled by the drugs can be filled in reality.Now perhaps I am just mad, but through my personal experience, I know that these are things which any addict will need in order to begin to even consider giving the kind of commitment which it takes to overcome addiction through drug addiction therapy.Many people do not realize the deep and dark levels to which drug addiction fills your being and the mere thought of having to break this bond is such a daunting one that many addicts never even spare it a second thought. This is the reason why recovery is normally approached with a half hearted attempt and inevitably ends in relapse or plain failure.
Addiction is a continual, irrational dependence on a behavior or substance regardless of knowing the negative cost of it. A person is said to be an addict if he or she finds himself confined to a pattern or practice or to something that is habit forming.The most common addictions are gambling, drugs and alcohol. There are other types of addictions that influence people from all backgrounds too. Addictions like food or pornography produces a feeling of pleasure for the addict. Whereas addictions like gambling gives the addict a sense of thrill from winning or the possibility of winning. Sex addiction is very existent too, and the people who reside with this type of trouble get into a succession where they are thinking about their last invasion or scheduling for the next one. They may engage in risky behaviors (having sex with strangers or prostitutes) just to satisfy their cravings.According to psychologists majority of the people get addicted because of joblessness and lack of healthy activities.They find other ways of socializing and eventually get addicted to it. Addiction always involves pleasure. A person once addicted is totally controlled by the addiction.Every human being has the tendency to be an addict however some find it difficult to control while others manage it easily. If you think that some habit is dominant on all your other activities and you find is difficult to ignore, you are getting addicted to it.
Most of the addicts do not admit their addiction. A lot of time and energy has been spent denying the reality, they have a problem. If the addict were confronted about the problem, his or her first reaction may have been to respond in an irritated manner. Turning this stance around and admitting there is a difficulty is the first footstep to getting the aid that they need.Addiction could be controlled by finding other ways of passing spare time or spending more time with family or loved ones.Get yourself involved in healthy activities like jogging, swimming or reading.. Remember nothing is impossible.All it needs is a self dedication to rectify the problem which lies within.The road to addiction revival will likely be a stretched one, and it would be impractical to anticipate that you won’t have a relapse. The significant thing to keep in mind is that a relapse is simply a bump in the road, and that when they happen; you need to get back on track, no matter what type of addiction recovery help you are involved in.Addiction is not only a habit but also a disease; do not let it grow on you like a pest.