When it comes to drug addiction, an individual who is addicting to drugs cannot always go thought he process on their own and endure the withdrawal symptoms alone. They can’t solely rely on their own willpower to start sobriety and keep up with it. Statistics show that many people cannot take on addiction without professional help .
The first and most important thing for addicts to do is to admit that there is a problem with them that they need to sort out and get help straight away to prevent further problems and resistance. Wanting to stop the addiction and wanting to stay sober for the rest of your life is also an important thing to be conscious of and desire. Realising these things are the biggest step in the recovery process and can motivate them further to keep going as they have an incentive to keep moving.
When a person takes drugs over a long period of time it takes a toll and alters the brain chemistry, causing many changes in the brain that can result in cognition problems and affects rebalancing important neurotransmitters to their default state to naturally ‘feel good’. For an addict to move away from drug abuse, they need to acquire and develop strength to see themselves through the phases and overcome addiction.
Addicts can beat addition and many do want to genuinely stop, but it is the pain of the withdrawal and the difference they feel that pushes them away from getting help and quitting – that is why professional help is a great method in making a start and having the right support system in place that can work.
If a person decided to quit immediately and does suddenly, especially if they take large quantities, then it can be dangerous and cause a lot of problems to the body, causing it to go into shock and other health problems within the body, especially the heart and brain. Because the body is used to the drug that they are taking, the body does not respond well to the lack of that drug and causes a lot of imbalances to the person and withdrawals commence as a result. This can also lead to death is a user abruptly discontinues their use and goes it cold turkey on their own without support and help.
A withdrawal process can be initiate under supervision and ensure that the person is in a safe environment and a medical professional is around them to monitor them and provide them with a plan that will help them and not be too hard unbearable for them, if they were to do this on their own.
Addicts can have a lot of problems during and after the withdrawal process, which is why it is so important to have someone by your side that can support you and ensure that you are not in too much distress and discomfort than they already feel – because the process can be hard and professional help can help to aid the journey.
During the withdrawal, people can find the withdrawals too painful to bear and one symptom is cravings, therefore they may not have the ability to continue with the withdrawal and will turn back to the drug, returning to the start of their journey and having to reset the process.