What is a Panic Attack?

A woman named Bella in her mid 30’s was once rushed to the emergency room of a nearby hospital. She was profusely sweating and she felt like her heart was racing at one instance, such that she was unable to take a breath. She and her husband were certain that, she had a heartache. But, […]

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Internet Addiction

Do you play video games on the Internet in overabundance? Are you enthusiastically shopping online? Can’t physically quit checking Facebook? If your answer is yes for any of these questions, you may have the internet addiction.   The world which we live in today is full of advanced technological inventions. Nowadays education, entertainment, communication, and […]

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Is Schizophrenia Genetic?

All of us are aware of how genetics plays an important role in various illnesses. But, have you ever imagined as to what has heredity to do with Schizophrenia? This is one of the common questions many people ask whether schizophrenia is a hereditary disease. The answer is yes and no! Yes, Schizophrenia does have […]

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Guide for caregivers for Schiz...

Schizophrenia can affect an individual to an extent that they turn incapable to taking care of themselves. At this time, the role of a caregiver, family or friend, becomes important. Taking care of an individual with schizophrenia can be very difficult as they can get aggressive or rigid suddenly due to their symptoms. Medications and […]

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Food Addiction

Is your loved one eating in excess, or even more than what is essential for their proper nutrition or a healthy living? Then, it may be a sign or indication of food addiction. Here a person perpetually engages in ravaging behaviors of overeating. This is the reason for which some people cannot sway themselves around […]

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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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