August 24, 2012
Addiction is the uncontrollable habit of using drugs, alcohol, and gambling and sometimes even behaviors such as eating or exercising. (http://addictions.about.com/od/howaddictionhappens/a/defaddiction.htm). Many people become addicts to help them heal or numb the pain that might have been caused by either mental or physical abuse, unemployment, family or relationship problems, and many more. Throughout this essay I will be talking about the statistics, causes, steps of recovery and how to maintain sober living.
“When you’re struggling with drug addiction, sobriety can seem like an impossible goal.” (http://www.helpguide.org/mental/drug_abuse_addiction_rehab_treatment.htm) The first step of recovery is admitting that a problem exists. When you are strong enough to admit there is a problem, seeking therapy will be the next best option. With the help of the therapist, you may be able to find the core problem that leaded to your addiction. Some causes of addiction are: Genetics, Traumatic experiences, and depression. When you find out the core problem, treating these first would lead to higher success rate for recovery.
Addiction is a growing problem. There are many different forms of treatment for recovery; one of the biggest steps is therapy, which may find a core reason for the addiction.
A. Drug recovery involves many steps some of which are long terms to prevent relapse. such as Therapy, Treatment, Rehab, and ext. B. Finding the base problem if any may make recovery easier. C. Coping skills for "
1. Melinda Smith, M.A., Jeanne Segal, PH.D., and Lawrence Robinson. July2012 http://www.helpguide.org/mental/drug_abuse_addiction_rehab_treatment.htm
2. National Institution On Drug Abuse, September 2009.