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5 Addiction Myths Holding You Back

Addiction is hard enough to beat, but when you believe the myths surrounding it, it’s even harder.

Here are five addiction myths that hold you back and the truth that can set you free.

Myth 1: You Can Control It

No matter how much you try, you can’t control your addiction. The old adage, “One is too much, and a thousand is never enough,” is true and part of the reason addiction is difficult to beat.

If you find yourself telling yourself that you can control your drinking or drug use, it’s probably time to seek help. People who aren’t addicted don’t say think about controling their use, because it doesn’t need to be controlled.

Myth 2: If It’s Prescribed, It’s Safe

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You don’t need to hit rock bottom in order to seek addiction treatment.

Just because your doctor wrote a prescription for a medication doesn’t mean you can’t get addicted to it. Prescription pill addiction is one of the fastest growing problems in America, and much of it starts with a prescription from a doctor.

Instead of assuming everything you take is okay, talk to your doctor about any narcotic or addictive medication you’re prescribed. If you’re already in recovery, make sure your doctor knows about your addiction history.

Myth 3: If Your Life Hasn’t Fallen Apart, You’re Not an Addict

Although the clichéd picture of addicts is that they’re always at rock bottom, that’s not reality. Reality is that some people get addicted and their lives don’t fall apart. They keep their job. Their families don’t desert them. And they don’t end up living in the streets. But that doesn’t mean their lives are manageable.

They’re still addicted and they still suffer the consequences. If you’re addicted, you don’t have to hit rock bottom to seek help. Instead, call 800-481-6320 to find the immediate help you need.

Myth 4: Detox Is Enough

If you’re considering going into a drug and alcohol rehab center, but only want to go to detox, you’re making a mistake. While detox gets the drugs and alcohol out of your system, it doesn’t do anything to help you fight your addiction.

To fully embrace recovery, you have to learn new coping strategies, how to avoid triggers, and develop a relapse prevention plan. If you’re going to go to detox, take the time and go treatment as well.

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Myth 5: Relapse Is a Necessary Part of Recovery

Yes, people say that relapse is a part of recovery, but that doesn’t mean it’s a necessary part. Because relapse is so common, it does become a part of the journey to recovery for some people, but not for everybody. There are thousands of people out there who get sober and don’t ever pick up again. Don’t use relapse being a part of recovery as an excuse to use.

Find the Truth in Recovery

Addiction is surrounded in myths and lies, but don’t become a victim to them. Knowing and understanding the truth is the only way to a life of sobriety. If you’re ready to make the changes necessary to recover from drug and alcohol abuse, call 800-481-6320 today to get the help that can save your life.

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