Why Some People Are More Prone...

It may seem freaky, bizarre to some, but yes it is true- many people around the world are prone to depression! It’s not just us who are telling but also research findings have proved it. “The prevalence of depression globally has been increasing in recent decades ranging from 20% to 25% in women and about […]

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How I got addicted to Alcohol?

Hello, this is Raajan Vasudev Menon from Bangalore. I am a recovered alcohol addict who’s just out of a rehab centre. I like to share my story to all, especially parents on- how your alcohol practice may affect your children’s life. There is no confusion from where to start with. For every annual leave, I […]

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Depression or Sadness- how do ...

Nobody would welcome the feelings of dejection or sadness, but feeling low can sometimes feel like a  normal emotion, and a natural response to disappointment or loss. But it is vital to note that if this sadness persists for a long duration of time, it can be devastating. However, depression is a mental health condition […]

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Why is Overcoming Alcohol Addi...

Alcohol addiction does lead to bad behaviours and is dangerous. But why is Overcoming Alcohol Addiction So Hard? “I admire anyone who rids himself of an addiction” – Gene Tierney Overcoming Alcohol Addiction is Hard- why? A person may not admit he is an alcoholic as he starts out seeking or experiencing a sense of […]

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Shisha Smoking More Addictive ...

Health Effects of Shisha Smoking Shisha vs. cigarette smoking Shisha smoking, also called hookah involves smoking through a water pipe. Where the tobacco mixture gets filtered through water before reaching the smoker. This practice dates back to several hundred years ago when it was found in parts of India, the Middle East, and Persia. Most […]

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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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