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The Right Mindset for Conquering Addiction to Drugs

Posted on :  April 18th, 2014  |  By :  towardsrecovery

Drug addiction is identical to any other illness or disease in every respect but one: attitude is everything.

As a recovering addict, you owe it to yourself to take your recovery into your own hands and part of that significantly involves accepting that you are the master of your own progress.

“You are in the driving seat and you can make this work“

This doesn’t mean you should go it alone – work to establish a solid support network, but also be aware that the road to recovery is what you make it.

The Wrong Mindset

Many addicts, especially those who are early into their recovery process, may find themselves believing that recovering from addiction is an isolated process, separate from all other aspects of their life.

Indeed, many addicts further down the road will recognize that they are no strangers to denial. Kidding yourself about any aspect of the recovery process, and what exactly it entails is a dangerous game to play and one that can result in relapse.

One common initial attitude that is often observed in recovering addicts is an explicitly-expressed desire to ‘move on’.

While this may seem like a productive, positive desire, it also neglects the realities of recovery, and may leave the sufferer unprepared.

By acknowledging that the power is in your hands, you will be forced to face up to your situation, and begin piecing together the ways to change it for the better.

The Right Mindset

Possessing the right mindset for recovery from drug addiction begins with making yourself as informed as possible about it.

Recovering from addiction demands a lifestyle overhaul – and cannot be overcome on its own, separate to other aspects of your life.

Addiction is never removed from circumstance, so changing these circumstances is a requirement for necessitating the transformation of the addiction into something positive.

As a recovering addict, you must take a look at your life, and with help, the causes that led to your addiction to identify the areas in which your life can be rebuilt from scratch.

This can range from personal relationships, to professional circumstances, to individual hobbies.

One thing’s for sure: it is a big task, but it can be accomplished with adequate support, help in dividing each goal up into smaller sub-goals, and a thorough understanding of the realities of the situation.

In short, the right mindset requires that you are honest, above all, with yourself and do not belittle any aspect of the situation.

If you, or someone you know, needs to take the first step in getting the right mindset for conquering drug addiction treatment, and live in or around Hamilton, St. Catharines, or Brantford, Ontario, contact Towards Recovery on 519-579-0589 to locate your nearest clinic and kick start your journey.

Towards Recovery Clinics Inc. (TRC) is an Ontario addiction treatment centre with the philosophy to help individuals take control of their addiction and help them rebuild their lives and careers.

Make sure you have an unexpired OHIP card or call 1-866-532-3161 to find out how to get one.

Who We Serve ?

  • Individuals using/abusing street narcotics (e.g. heroin).
  • Patients abusing prescription narcotics(i.e., Codeine, Talwin, Percocet/Percodan, Dilaudid, Morphine or Demerol, et cetera).
  • Individuals displaying any of the following behaviours: Compulsive drug use or drug seeking/craving.
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