Find Out If You Suffer From Addiction

Addiction: A Controlling Factor of One’s Life

Tunnel | Addiction | Way Out Take a good, hard look at your life. Look at how your addiction has affected your life and possibly others. It will help you to see the damage addiction is causing. Addiction is not something one should take lightly, it is a progressive disorder that only gets worse.

Two false statements that an addict is famous for saying to them self and sometimes to others are; “I can stop anytime I want to.” or “I’m not doing any harm to anyone.” An addict loves doing the very thing that they are addicted to so much, that they become blinded to the negative impact that their addiction is causing.

Addiction has a negative impact on the addict mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually. An addict’s life becomes controlled by the addiction itself. They will work, cheat, lie and steal to keep their addiction going. The addict becomes so self-centered that nothing else seems to matter to them and if it does, it will be for their own benefit.

Do You Suffer From Addiction?

A shot of whiskey, a crack rock, a needle full of heroin, a hit of meth, shopping, food, a slot machine, a race track, and so on. These are just some of the things that an addict has placed first and last in their life with nothing in between. It takes so much control over their life that if they go for a certain amount of time without, they start to suffer.

They may suffer physically from withdrawals because their body has become dependent upon the need for the drug they are addicted to. They may also suffer mentally and/or emotionally from depression, anxiety and fatigue.

A person can become withdrawn, irritable, moody, angry, or do things that are totally insane. Things like, committing crimes, becoming violent or even being driven to commit suicide.

Some Causes of Addiction

Addiction can start out slowly or one can become an addict instantly depending upon the power that the substance being used has over the individual. It may even be from the rush one gets from using drugs, winning by gambling, purchasing items or maybe from the taste of certain foods.

Some may become an addict by using alcohol and/or drugs for self-medication purposes. For instance, relieving anxiety, fighting depression, loss of hope, making it through hardships, feeling sorry for oneself and so on.

The fact is, is that anyone that has become an addict didn’t wake up one day and say, “Today, I’m going to become an addict.” Usually, it happens before one even realizes it and it’s not easy to admit to oneself or to others that they are an addict.

How to Find Out if You are an Addict

Denial is a big obstacle that prevents an addict from seeking help or accepting it. If you think that you may have a problem or even if you don’t, but others think you do, then prove it to yourself and/or others that you do or you don’t have a problem by getting an assessment.

There are places around your area that you can walk into and ask for an assessment. They will be able to tell you what is going on through an evaluation and whether you should continue with a treatment program or not. You owe it to yourself to at least find out whether you have a problem or not.

Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late – Get an Evaluation

So, what are you waiting for? Pick up the phone and make an appointment for an assessment TODAY! If you know someone that you believe has a problem, talk to them about getting an assessment.

At AIM Target Programs, we offer programs that deal with Substance Abuse, Anger, Domestic Violence and Petit Theft. If you feel that you can benefit from an assessment or one of our programs, please Contact Us by email or call us at 239-939-3363 or you can come to our office at: 3049 Cleveland Ave. Suite 100, Ft. Myers, Fl. 33901

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