Decisions, setbacks will happen it’s all apart of the journey towards your recovery and life in general. Embrace them, learn from them and when you do fail, fail forward!
This applies to not just the addicts, but to all people in life. It just seems more magnified from the addicts position due to the disease and how it affects the brain. With treatment you can overcome this along with the support from your love ones.
As an addict please understand that everyone has setbacks in life your not the only one. I know it is hard to do because the addiction has you focus on the need that you believe you may need. learn how to overcome an deal with them, you then are moving forward to the road of recovery.
Acknowledge your achievements and understand that setbacks are just temporary positions in your journey. Learn from them, use them to measure your success in your fight. I would suggest you wright them down in a journal which in turn will allow you to follow them.
What you probably will discover is that even though you might not make any progress or even a setback, there is always some kind of growth, physically, psychologically and spiritually involved.
Read personal development books along with articles and blogs to lead you to victory in this battle. This is the change an addict most do once they have come to the grips they have had enough, and they are sick and tired of being sick and tired.
The part about this disease, addiction is how it controls the addicts mind and gives them the illusion that some how or some way they can’t live with out the substance that they are addicted too. You know , “I’m sick” or “I’ll die”, the lies that the addict goes through just to please the disease so it keeps repeating its shelf over and over and even building up more of a tolerance for the substance over a period of time making the addict more depending on the drug.
All of this despite what the docile mediocre society has been program to believe, the addict can win this war against drug addiction when they have come to the conclusion of having enough of being sick and tired. Along with proper support from family and love ones, they can over come this disease.
I know because I have done it my shelf and many more have also, it is simply up to the individual to want it for themselves and not any body else but them!
First is of course the physical detox the addict must take. Find a good treatment center that will monitor them through this process with doctors on hand along with staff members.
Another form of treatment that seems to work well is, hypnotherapy, along with a stable environment backing them with a reward system would also help measure each accomplishment the addict makes.
All of this will work as long as the addict has had enough an does this on a voluntary terms. Love ones must play a big role along with understanding that they will carry this with them the rest of their life and be supportive of them during the course.