No matter how flawed they think their life might be, how prone to problems or how stressful; the person who has retreated to the escapist and risky behavior of addiction is in a worse position when inebriated than they would be sober. Most chemical intoxicants impact the addict’s brain systems, hormones, and physical health. There is not typically a great deal of critical thinking, risk analysis or relational behavior in a person who is intoxicated. As an addict’s tolerance for the intoxicant goes up and they are forced to ingest more and more of their drug in order to achieve the same sense of high. There is nothing stopping the addict from either an accidental overdose or from progressing into harder and more dangerous drugs.
It is not popular to say, but there are definitely some drugs which are more dangerous than others. Drugs which are prescribed by medical professionals and which are properly monitored and managed are selected, because their potential benefits to the body and mind of the patient outweigh the potential risks that come with the medication. The long lists of side effects everyone hears on television commercials for medications are not a joke; those are real problems that can present themselves to real people who are using real prescription medications. For those who are taking illicit or illegal drugs, or abusing prescription drugs, the risks are heightened. These drugs are less known and the patient’s physiology has not been taken into account through a review by a doctor. This professional risk assessment is a critical path to preventing issues from developing.
The skills involved in changing their approach to life are one of the main things that an addict can gather from a rehabilitation program. The professional staff who are accustomed to working with addicts will help the patient undertake a thoughtful, mindful approach to their behavior and inner monologue. Changing the way the world looks through an addict’s eyes is one of the best ways to prevent the patient from reintroducing substance abuse into a life that has already seen a lot of suffering. Often, this first step is all that is needed in order for someone to battle the disease of addiction.
Addicts are resilient in nature. They can search within themselves and find the self-will to commit to a change in their life. Choosing to enter a life of sobriety is a big step that will improve their entire life. It may not be initially easy, because there will be cravings and a radical difference in the way daily life operates including changes to associates and the lifestyle habits that the addict has become accustomed to. The difficulties, however, will subside with a conjunction of time, work in recovery, and tools learned in a drug and alcohol treatment facility.
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