All forms of addiction, whether to drugs, alcohol and gambling can be addressed not simply by curing the addiction itself but more so by dealing with growth. After a bout with alcohol or any substance, addicts usually think they’re goners because of the stigma attached to addiction. But the meaningful to regaining sobriety is getting to know oneself better by confrontational processes and behaviour therapy.
Rehabilitation alone addresses just the symptoms of drug abuse and is usually for the short term. It is non-confrontational and focuses more on curing the habitual dependence instead of addressing its cause. Once dependents go out to confront the world again, they are exposed to the same factors that could cause their escape mechanisms and cause them to get back to their enslavement.
It is not enough for the dependent to just detox and get cleaned up, or for loved ones to be forever patient and understanding. There is a lot of denial that goes on with a dependent and with those close to him, so confronting the inner issues of the dependence is highly necessary.
The best thing to do when you find out that a loved one has an addiction or some form of dependence is to act early. Most of us think that when people get into drugs or alcohol, their growth just stalemates. We think that in time we can fix the problem and the dependent would get back on track again, but the sad reality is that growth truly declines and the dependent regresses.
It is not just enough for a dependent to become sober; it is more important that he is able to reinvent himself and develop his complete possible. Sobriety method taking time to examine life in all its fullness and rediscover the importance of hard work, responsibility to others and faith in self and a higher strength.