Treatment for Obsessive compul...

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) affects an individual’s thoughts and behaviour. Here the individual has intrusive repetitive distressing thoughts and compulsions or ritualistic mental acts or behaviour that temporarily reduces the distress. Living with OCD can be devastating as the individual is aware that something is wrong with them but are unable to control their thoughts. […]

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Is alcoholism hereditary?

Number of studies has been conducted to find if our gene is the cause of alcoholism, yet there has not been a study that confirms it. Experts have conducted twin and adoption studies to reach this goal. However what was found was; genes or heredity is not the sole reason for alcoholism, along with it […]

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Impact of alcoholism on family

Alcoholism is a well known health hazard. It impacts the individual’s health, their social status, finance and mental health too. But along with these it also affects the abuser’s family. Man is a social being and is always connected to others; the closet among all is family. Hence the family is bound to get an […]

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Alcohol withdrawal Syndrome

Alcohol withdrawal Syndrome are a group of symptoms that are life threatening and occur when an individual completely stops consuming alcohol or greatly reduces their intake after a long period of alcohol intake. These symptoms may start from 8 hours to days after the individual stops and may last for day or even weeks. When […]

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Obsessive compulsive disorder-...

“An individual looking as normal as person can be, has an ordinary simple job and lives an ordinary life. But when it comes to having meals this individual has rules; the fork has to be on the right and spoon on the left straight, salt always on the right side of the plate, food has […]

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Call it quits to addiction, in a jiffy!

fWhen hooked to drugs or alcohol, it is not always easy to come out of it. On the other hand, consequences of addiction are so far reaching that there are seldom many alternatives left to the victim. It’s a straight drugs or no-drugs situation! There is absolutely no middle path available.

Strong resolve

The resolve to quit, however, has to be as strong as the grounds for doing it. Any dilly dallying halfway through the de-addiction path can easily fast-backward to the old ways. Having a strong ground for quitting makes it much easier to be free from addiction. In plain words, there has to be some solid reasons to nullify your addictive behaviour.

Mental toughness

Write in bold letters the reasons for quitting addiction. Also, writing down the fall out of not doing so will help. It’s undoubtedly going to be mentally very tough. But it is nonetheless very essential to stick to a de-addiction schedule. Make clear and firm your resolve in bold red letters: YES I AM GOING TO STOP THIS HABIT FOR EVER.

Reasons for quitting

No need to go public with your quitting plans it if helps in implementing it. For, at the end of it all it is your decision to quit and the credit for it also must go to you! You make up your mind to quit and quit there and then only. The reasons for quitting could be:

  • You want to redeem your lost self esteem and pride
  • You want to prove it to yourself and your family members: ‘YES I CAN’
  • You want to lead a normal happy life like any other human beings around you
  • You want to bring an end to the suffering and embarrassment to old parents and dear wife and children because of you
  • You want to quit as you have already exhausted all your hard-earned money in perpetuating your addiction

Freedom from addiction

These are just some of the examples of how your strong resolve for quitting can help you get the better of your addiction and lead you to freedom from drugs and alcohol abuse. The stronger are the reasons for quitting the better. The reasons many vary from individual to individual but the goal has to be clear and straight: Freedom from Addiction!

Set time-schedule

Now, having decided on the grounds to quit addiction it is important to set a deadline for doing so. No de-addiction exercise can go on forever. There is also no need to either rush through the de-addiction process or prolong it.

 

Mental preparation

 

Longer the process of de-addiction, there are more chances of your resolve to quit being weakened. So, don’t take any chances and finish your mission to quit as soon as possible, possibility within a month’s time at the maximum. Set yourself a time schedule of a couple of weeks to make mental and physical preparation for quitting your habit.

Memorable occasion

 

In order to make it a memorable and important occasion in your life, choose a day you feel important to say goodbye to your addiction. It could be your son’s birthday, or a day of your marriage anniversary or mother’s day.

 

Build hype

 

Building a little bit of hype and publicity among close family members leading to your de-addiction day will not be uncalled for. This will work as your motivation and ensure that you remain firm in your commitment to quit drugs and alcohol addiction.

 

Live life to full

 

Having decided to quit is the best decision one can make towards de-addiction. Because a seemingly small decision to quit is always the toughest but it is also one that will surely usher in a big change in your life- freedom to live life on your own terms.

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