It’s not other people, not our friends, not our family – it’s us who design the course of our life. Everything we do in life is a choice. Just like staying off drugs and alcohol when you’ve become dependent is a choice. The process to begin with may not be that easy but only then a help from professionals can take place after a person who has been taking drugs or alcohol decide to finally take the necessary steps and stay off it.
No To Drugs (image from lucernefestival.com)
According to southcoastrecovery.com, better known as Morningside Recovery, there is no pat answer as to why an individual ended up addicted to drugs or alcohol. They believe addiction is something that is not planned but rather driven by different components – life experiences, social expectations, peer associations, and media among others – and therefore should be consequently addressed.
It may sound complex to imagine how drug or alcohol addiction can be helped and that’s why there are facilities like Morningside Recovery that houses drug rehabilitation experts to evaluate and assess one’s drug or alcohol dependency and recommends program that is tailored to their specific needs. But then again the most difficult part comes in the person deciding whether he is ready to make a change or not. That is where to moral help from the family is needed in the process.