Drug addicts learn this quickly. You can fool most people for years. It is a known fact proven every day. It gives most drug addicts an added feeling of power or superiority. Many of them are good at fooling others. They actually have hiding their drug use down so well, it’s basically an an art form. The problem is, there is always one person you simply cannot fool. This person is you.
Every time you reach that high from a drug, you are in fact changing your brain’s chemistry. This is what causes drug addiction and this is what makes it inevitable that those that continue to use drugs will in fact become addicted to it. Drug abuse is not something anyone sets out to do, but once that one experiment leads to a few more; it is a sure path to becoming addicted.
I would suspect that many of those problems might not even be there if they have a good look: often they started drugs so long ago that the problems they had back then really don’t exist anymore. A kid may start drugs in college – peer pressure, exams, a messy or disappointing relationship; these, or any combination of them, could get them started. But now they’re 35 years old, their lives are far different, they couldn’t give a darn about any of those things, but they can’t stop. They’re trapped. They’re hooked. The problem is now the drugs.
Alcohol detox is done in many different ways and a person can receive treatment in different ways. There are some treatments centers that will help you go through withdrawal by avoiding the physical withdrawal symptoms. Meaning, they will slowly try to get you off the drugs, by giving their patients replacement drugs.
So here are your tips for the next 7 days to move towards lifelong healthy habits…towards living a healthier lifestyle. It is much better to spend all year avoiding as much crap as possible, than to try and sort it out in 7 days next year.
Relax and enjoy your self-indulgent episode. But don’t turn into a couch potato; make sure you exercise every day. Walk for 40 minutes if that is all you can manage. Sweating is better and results in a faster and more efficient detox.
To do otherwise is to either short-change the individual or, sometimes even worse, to continue to force treatment on someone who is ready to go out and face life again, this time without drugs.