Developing an addiction to drugs isn't a character flaw or a sign of weakness and it takes more than will power to overcome the problem. Abusing illegal or certain prescription drugs can create changes in the brain, causing powerful cravings and a consumption to use that makes sobriety seem like an impossible goal. But recovery is never out of reach.
No matter how hopeless your situation seems or how many times you have tried and failed before, with the right treatment and support, change is possible. For many people struggling with addiction,the toughest step towards recovery is the very first one:recognizing that you have a problem and deciding to make a change. It's normal to feel uncertain about whether you are ready to start a recovery, or if you have what it takes to quit. If you are addicted to a prescription drugs, you may be concerned about how you are going to find an alternative way to treat a medical condition. It's okay to feel torn. Committing to sobriety involves changing many things, including :
-The way you deal with stress
-What you do in your free time
-Who you allow into your life
-How you think about yourself
-The prescription and over the counter medications you take
It is also normal to feel conflicted about giving up your drug of choice, even, when you know it is causing problems in your life. Recovery requires time, motivation and support but by making a commitment to change, you can overcome your addiction and regain control of yourself.See prove of people who have successfully overcome drug addictions.
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