Acceptance of one’s own drug addiction is an important first step in the recovery process.
When you are able to admit that a problem does indeed exist, true healing can start to begin. If you are questioning whether or not you may have a problem with drugs or alcohol, call an accredited treatment facility that is approved by the Joint Commission. You can speak with admissions counselors who will help you discern whether or not treatment may be right for you.
Just like diabetes or high blood pressure, addiction is a treatable but not curable disease. Accepting your addiction as a chronic disease does not mean you have to let it define you. Even though there is no cure, you can still live a healthy, meaningful life in recovery. Accredited treatment centers can help you create a design for living through the use of clinical treatment and spiritual programs. AA and NA programs are both extremely effective in helping maintain a fellowship with like-minded individuals.
Loved ones of people who suffer from addiction can benefit from programs catered toward their experience.
Addiction is a family disease, but that does not mean that it has to tear families apart. Al-anon is a great fellowship for family and loved ones to gather and learn more about addiction. No one aspires to become addicted to drugs, but it does happen. Fortunately, many treatment centers can help you understand the root cause of addiction and find the healing you need. Acceptance of drug addiction does not mean you are letting the disease win; it means that you are ready to take the next steps and start healing.