Nobody wants to believe that they need help with addiction. The truth is that if you have already found yourself asking, “do I have a problem?” you most likely already do. If that is the case, you should not wait to start looking for addiction treatment options. Someone who isn’t addicted rarely asks themselves if they have a problem.
It’s important to know that no one can quit addiction on his or her own, but learning how to ask for help can be difficult. The first thing you will need to do is recognize the signs of addiction within yourself.
Recognizing the Signs of Addiction
It can be difficult to recognize the signs of addiction as they occur in your life, so read over these common signs of addiction, one by one, and think about whether or not they apply to your life:
- Suffering from withdrawal when not using (headaches, shakes, cravings, nausea, irritability)
- Experiencing cravings for the substance/activity when not using
- Personal relationships are being affected
- Missing work or appointments on account of use
- Increasing tolerance, requiring more and more for same effect
- People comment about your behavior
- Family and friends express concern
- Experiencing obsessive thoughts of addictive substance/activity
- Canceling plans in order to use
- Making up lies to shield behavior
- Becoming financially unstable
While there are many common signs of addiction, this list is only a partial list. If you have any one of the above signs you should be looking into addiction treatment options.
There’s No Shame in Asking For Help with Addiction
All addicts want to believe that they can stop on their own, and while many will try to stop, it is only with addiction treatments that the majority of addicts are able to live healthy lives. Learning how to ask for help can be difficult, but there is no shame in seeking help with an addiction.
It is important to receive help from those who have been in your situation and have overcome it. Over thirty-five years ago, Roy Nelson conquered his own addictions and addictive personality, and since then he has helped countless others do the same.
Because not everyone understands that there is no shame in asking for help with an addiction, The Nelson Method makes discretion a top priority. Our alternative addiction treatment works around your schedule, allowing you to both heal without any significant interruption to your life.
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Conquering addiction on willpower alone, is one of the most difficult things a person can do. You don’t need to fight it alone — contact us for more information on alternative addiction treatment.