When you’re stuck in the dizzying spiral of alcoholism and drug addiction, there can seem like no way to stop. Many have sworn off, only to find they are unable to say no alcohol or drugs. Even devastating life consequences aren’t enough. Alcohol and drugs are cunning and baffling.
You’re tricked into thinking it will be different this time, or you can handle it now. Invariably you end up right back where you swore you wouldn’t be; intoxicated. What do you do when you just cannot seem to say NO? If there was a magic wand someone could wave over you to cause you to say no, life would be wonderful.
There is no such magic wand or secret anecdote for alcoholism and drug addiction. However, there is hope. That hope is found through treatment. Here’s how alcohol treatment centers in New Jersey can help teach you how to just say no.
Clean and Sober Time
Often, one thing that avoids alcoholics and drug addicts is the ability to amass any reasonable amount of clean and sober time. You may make it few days, a few weeks, even a handful of months.
However, invariably a trigger shows up and you’re stuck back in the horrible spiral. Getting any time under your belt is a challenge, especially with drugs and alcohol all around you.
Treatment provides you a safe; drug and alcohol-free environment to put together some clean and sober time. Once you have some time away from your addiction, your head will clear. You’ll begin to think clearer and start to learn how to recover.
The Tools of Recovery
As your clean and sober time begins to add up, you’ll be ready for the tools of recovery that treatment will provide. Saying no has probably proven to be virtually impossible at times.
Treatment doesn’t necessarily help you say no, it gives you a toolbox full of knowledge and information to understand why saying yes is a bad choice. You will learn about taking care of yourself.
Hunger, resentment and feeling lonely are frequent triggers for alcoholics and drug addicts. They employ you to say yes to drugs or alcohol, even when you know it’s the wrong thing today.
Treatment will help teach you how to take care to avoid these triggers. Part of the loneliness that many addicts and alcoholics express is that no one understands. Treatment will provide you with a helpful recovery community.
You will never need to feel like you’re alone in your struggle to just say no. You’ll gradually discover that your addiction was but a symptom of other problems. A treatment center is staffed with professionals to help you unearth these underlying symptoms.
Once you work towards treating the symptoms of your addiction or alcoholism, you will gradually find that there is no need to say yes to drugs or alcohol. Not only is it an awful idea, you just don’t need the crutch any longer.
The lessons of treatment explain what types and how much damage you do to yourself when you abuse drugs and alcohol. While that may not be enough to compel you to seek recovery, at least you’ll be aware of the consequences of not saying no.
You’ll learn how to avoid situations and triggers that can make saying no in early recovery a challenge. Treatment will provide you with a series of daily suggestions to help you keep your mind in a good place.
Sometimes just having your thoughts in line with your recovery can be important. It helps you play the tape through, honesty, if you don’t say no. Treatment helps you understand that you have a disease.
You won’t have to feel the false sense that you’re some kind of terrible person. You learn to appreciate that you are a sick person who needs help to get better. Saying no to drugs or alcohol hasn’t come naturally to you. After treatment, it will be a lot easier.
The best way to impress what treatment for alcohol and drug addiction can do is more than just helping you to say no. Sure, you’ll learn how to do that. However, there’s another even more important thing you’ll learn from treatment.
You’ll build the tools and understanding to appreciate why you don’t want to say yes. You’ll feel how tremendous it feels to say yes to your sobriety. When you no longer need or want to say yes to drugs or alcohol, saying no becomes a whole lot easier.
If you haven’t made the decision to get help for your problem, make the call today. When you put off until tomorrow what needs to be done today, you just make it all the harder to say no. Say yes today to treatment, and begin your wonderful journey in recovery. Call us at 833-610-1174.