Drug and Alcohol Effective Treatment
Every person who struggles with chemical dependency is unique. They found themselves turning to drugs or alcohol for unique reasons, and they’ve rationalized their need to continue using with unique excuses: there’s trouble at the office, I have a client who expects too much, the family doesn’t understand the stress I feel, my financial situation is on the brink of disaster.
At some point, using alcohol or drugs—even prescription medications—seemed to make these struggles more manageable. Then, after some period of time, a line was crossed: the solution (drugs or alcohol) became the problem. It was impossible to get through a day at the office without a few drinks. A few pills helped you wind down at the end of the day, and so a few more might be even better. Maybe it was mixing the pills with booze that made things uncontrollable.
That’s when the line is crossed from being a “casual drinker” or an “occasional drug user.” When it’s impossible (or it feels impossible) to live without these chemicals, that’s the definition of addiction. You may have tried to go without, or change the “formula” (wine instead of bourbon, Vicodin instead of Oxycontin), but the problem remains: you need that “extra” help to simply get through the day.
Perhaps you’re a business associate or a family member of someone who seems to be on this downward spiral, and you care enough to help, but don’t really know what to do. The good news is, you’re looking in the right place.