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Practical tips to overcoming addiction

Here are 10 practical tips for overcoming addiction faster. Addiction can be a cankerworm that eats deep into our self esteem, finances and even health. Get rid of addiction!

  1. Get new friends: It doesn’t matter what you are addicted to, if you continue to hang around the same friends with the same addiction issues as you, you are always going to find yourself slipping back into the addiction. When you have decided that it is time for a change, then you should also change your friends and get new ones that are addiction free.
  2. Get a support system: When you are struggling to overcome addiction, you may want to get a support system that has like minded people, people who are also looking to stop similar addictions. This will motivate you to try harder and push forward because other people are doing it too. A support system will also fill you with positivity and encourage you to not quit. Overcoming addiction to anything is possible, with the right mindset and the right people.
  3. Avoid triggers: Some things, people and even environments can trigger you to go back to your addiction. It is very important during the early stages of overcoming the addictions, that you stay away from people, events, places that may tempt you or serve as a trigger to drag you back to your old habits.
  4. Find a strong why: Why do you NEED to stop or curb this addiction? What do you stand to gain? Longer life, you get your loved one back, better health to pursue your dreams? Find a reason strong enough to make you want to get out and  overcome the addiction no matter how difficult it may become during your journey.
  5. Find a new coping mechanism: Look for  a new way to deal with grief if it is grief that makes you go back to smoking or drinking or anything that your addiction could be. Look for a healthier way to deal with your problems; those addictions cannot take away the problems. Sure, they may feel good or numb the pains for the time being but they cannot solve the problem.
  6. Do it step by step: Take it one step at a time. Start by taking less alcohol or less tobacco every day. It can be dangerous to your health when you suddenly stop. You will need to do it step by step and slowly, your body will begin to adapt and soon, you will be addiction free.
  7. Don’t stay in environments that encourage the behavior: There are places that can cause you to slip back up into your addictions and these are the kinds of environments you should avoid. If you are trying to deal with alcohol addiction, then it makes no sense to visit the bars or clubs because you are likely to fall back to drinking.
  8. Let your trusted ones know: When you are on the road to recovery and breaking the shackles of addiction, then it would make sense to let your family know; your loved ones and those that genuinely care about you. They can help you and form a support system to enable you to overcome the addiction. When all hands are on deck, the journey becomes easier.
  9. Seek professional help: Some addictions will require you to seek professional help especially when the withdrawal symptoms start to show. You may even need to be admitted in the hospital or be put under medication to help you out so do not hesitate to seek professional, medical help.
  10. Believe: When you believe that you can overcome your addictions, you are halfway there to overcome them. It all begins in your mind. Have faith and don’t give up because this is the only way you can get to the end no matter how difficult the journey.

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