Whether you like it or not you choose to continue abusing drugs or alcohol or you choose to kick the dangerous habit. Working on your mindset through diligent personal development uproots destructive tendencies, so you can replace these injurious beliefs with positive, life-affirming ideas.Are you ready to tackle your demons?Use these 3 tips to treat substance abuse.
Work on the Inner World
Many people who suffer through addiction experienced some form of trauma during their childhood. Perhaps they were physically or mentally abused by parents or other family members. Abusing drugs and alcohol can serve as a release which helps you bury the anger, pain and grief you are holding on to, from the mental scarring you received during your early years.
Meditating, affirming and studying lessons from inspirational coaches or authors uproots these unpleasant feelings so you can face, embrace and release these emotions.
By starting each day writing a gratitude list you will instantly feel better about yourself. Feeling good without abusing dangerous substances proves that you don’t need anything from outside of yourself to feel amazing. Although people or conditions may give you cause for happiness you are the one choosing to be happy from within. Spend time each day working on your mindset and you’ll likely defeat your addiction demons in less time.
Surround Yourself Only with Positive People
If you need to cut ties with negative family members or friends who are having their own issues with abuse, and aren’t helping themselves, do it immediately. Nothing is more important than surrounding yourself with loving, supportive, high energy people who’ll keep you on the straight and narrow when times get tough.
Other former drug or alcohol abusers can remain in your life if they’re taking active steps to defeat their demons. These folks can offer you the most inspiration because they’ve taken a similar journey.
Connect with inspirational people online and offline. Study the lives of many successful people who’ve encountered their own problems with abuse. More than one personal development guru has been a raging alcoholic during their down days, yet they turned around to improve their lives so they could inspire millions of people.
Completely eradicate negative influences from your life. Dealing with withdrawal is difficult enough when you’re surrounded by positive people. Suffering through this traumatic experience while weak-willed, negative abusers or other unhappy folks spur you on to abuse again makes it all but impossible to change your life.
Take out the trash. Hang with positive people through meet ups, Facebook Groups and other communities where you can feed off of their inspiration and change your life.
Get treatment for your addiction to accelerate your growth and rid yourself of your dangerous craving. Seeking professional help helps you to move through the critical first few days and weeks of living a drug and alcohol free life.
Skilled counselors can point you in the right direction during down times. Professionals know how to offer instructions for a safe detox and are accustomed to dealing with angry, distraught addicts who are going through the nightmare of withdrawal. Seek pro advice to accelerate your healing.