It can feel impossibly hard to end an addiction to alcohol or drugs. The individual may believe that this is an option for other people, but they are not convinced that this is something that they can manage. One of the symptoms of this type of problem is that it damages the person’s confidence and self esteem – this means that they feel helpless and less able to end the addiction. The reality is that the person almost always has the capability of breaking away from substance abuse, and there are also resources in Tranent for people who are ready to take this step.
Gaining the Motivation to Quit Addiction
In order to end the substance abuse the individual will need to summon up the motivation to take action. In some cases the individual will be able to do this be really looking at their current situation and understanding where it is all going to lead. Other people can be suffering with such low self esteem or who are so caught in denial that they require the help of alcohol and drug counselling in order to see the reality of their situation. Once the individual does manage to develop the motivation to quit they need to take action fast.