An addiction to legal or illegal drugs is probably the worst form of addiction that a person can experience. Any behavior that proves to substantially and rapidly change a person’s mental state and physiological feelings can and will lock the user into a further compulsion to repeat it. Drug abuse fit this description. Therefore, due to the combination of adverse mental and physical consequences, anyone seeking to end a drug addiction must seek professional help.
The physiological problems regarding drug abuse stem not only from the body becoming accustomed to favorable sensations. The other major factor is due to the fact that the foreign chemical tends to interfere and replace the body’s natural processes. For instance, by relying on narcotics, endorphins, the body’s natural pain killers, may cease to provide their normal function. This is why there is so much suffering during the physical withdrawal period.
A medically-supervised withdrawal period is almost always the first step to ending drug addiction. Although sometimes a medical doctor may determine that the addiction has not reached the stage requiring hospitalization, a professional must make that determination.
The trickiest step is the psychological one. Habitual drug abuse affects so many aspects of the addict’s personality. A therapist trained in drug abuse rehabilitation will be the most qualified to help overcome the problem. While many drug rehab centers profess higher-than-normal success rates, the truth remains that there are much disagreement as to how the mental transformation takes place. Therefore, in general the success rate of drug rehabilitation is often low. Nevertheless, I have met many people who have been extremely successful in ending years of addiction to cocaine, meth, marijuana, and heroin.
The mental journey to recovery from a drug addiction requires the person to rediscover their confidence and faith in their ability to change how he or she feels about themselves. The goal is to create a new identity and reinforce it as rapidly as possible. My Drug Addiction No More! hypnosis CD and MP3 session is designed to help with this process.