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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A person can become withdrawn, irritable, moody, angry, or do things that are totally insane.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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Do You Need an Anger Management Program?

What Is Anger Management?

Acting out Anger | Anger Management An anger management program is not designed just for people that act like raging lunatics or bosses that are under stress and take it out on their employees. It’s a program that can help anyone to cope with the things that irritate them on a daily basis.

A good place to start is by finding out about an anger management program and what is involved. We can provide you with information about our program by Contacting Us. This article contains some information that will help you to decide if you may need an assessment for enrolling in an anger management program.

We all may lose our temper from time to time, whether it is because someone cut us off while driving, or we lose our patience, or work related issues and so on. But it’s all about the way we react to the cause that could determine if we need to find an anger management program.

When Anger Gets Out of Control

When things don’t go the way you want them to, do you find yourself raising your voice? Are you normally a mellow person, but when a conflict occurs you start yelling and screaming? Do you find that you are in control of yourself and you are speaking in a normal tone of voice when suddenly you find yourself elevating the level of your voice?

The choice of words that one speaks, together with the tone of their voice and how it is pitched are good indicators that they may need help for anger management.

Body Language Shows Anger

There is another sign that a person can monitor when their mood changes and that would be how their body reacts as their anger starts to build. A person may find that their jaw starts to tighten up, they might clench their fists, or their muscles start to get tense.

As these signs start to occur, take a look at yourself in the mirror and see how your body has changed. Your posture may appear to be frozen, your eyes may be bulging out, and instead of a smile you are wearing a frown. If your eyes are like those of a serpent and your complexion is flush along with a stiff expression, it is suggested that you look into an anger management program.

Besides evaluating yourself, you may want to get opinions from other people, mainly because a person doesn’t usually stop and analyze their behaviors. By doing this, a person can learn a lot about how they conduct themselves by listening to other people’s feedback. They may also suggest how beneficial certain exercises may be to help control one’s anger like, meditation for instance.

Some will advise you to enroll in classes that will teach you coping skills or seek one-on-one sessions with a professional, licensed counselor. If you are still undecided about whether you need help, think about the consequences that your uncontroled anger may bring you.

Examples of Consequences

No one wants to work with someone that has anger issues, depending on their occupation, it could pose as a safety risk in a number of different ways, not only could a person damage their relationship with co-workers, but with their boss too which may result in being fired from their job.

Anger can also cause serious damage to relationships with family members like, a brother, sister, parents, son or daughter, or a spouse. Other relationships include friends or a person that you are romantically involved with.

Anger Has To Have Boundaries

A person’s anger can cause a lot of distress for them self and others around them, but it can also be a useful, emotional tool when used properly. It can be used to show disappointment towards someone or something, but anger needs to have boundaries that can not be crossed. It’s when a person crosses those boundaries regularly is when they need to seek professional help in learning how to control this emotion.

For more information on anger management, please Contact Us Here or by calling us at: 239-939-3363. Located at: 3049 Cleveland Ave. Suite 100 Ft. Myers, Florida.