With increasing addiction activities among our innocent teens and responsible adults these days, our aim of making society prosperous is becoming tougher every day. When there has been a lot of repetitive efforts from various organizations provoking awareness among youth on addictions like alcohol, drugs, etc. bringing back the addicts to their normal lifestyles has been a difficult task. The situation has become stressful to tackle various issues. Among society, addiction is a serious threat.
You might sense changes in their activities
When you start observing people and their activities, you get a sense of that person. To help ourselves as well as our dear ones, we can keep a watchful eye on a person’s changing activities. As we know, rehabilitation is not a restful staycation for anyone. We want you to diagnose your issues and work on them from your end first, and keep addiction counseling options as a last resort. Working on some addiction cases in our rehab centers we have noted some triggering reasons behind addiction:
- Often people are influenced by other people in groups that they are spending the most time with. In such situations, they become vulnerable to addictions and struggle to say no to a friend. If this is the case, staying far away from friends or individuals involved in addictive activities could be a smarter decision. It has been observed that people with no history of awful addictions may start new habits through a colleague or friend’s persuasion.
- Mental health is a critical issue of the current age and we need to deal with it in a more feasible manner. Most people cannot deal with their issues like anxiety, depression, sleeplessness, stress, or headache, etc. This may cause them to make the situation worse by traveling the path of addiction. Therefore mental illness requires immediate medical attention and is not an addictive distraction.
- People may not realize that prescribed medicines could also be addictive substances and they consume them as the doctors’ recommendations. But over a period, regular consumption of heavy-dosed opioids becomes an irresistible addiction. The medicine’s addictive traits weaken the person’s self-control, and the person becomes totally dependent on the medicines for health issues.
- Many imitate the activities or habits of their elders at home, especially kids or teens for whom their elders are their role models. When they see their elders indulging in harmful addictions they may also go on the same path and spoil their teenage years, or later pass addictive tendencies to the next generations.
Our mission at Hope Counseling, part of Teen Challenge, is to assist addicts to reform their lives by leaving their unhealthy habits behind, and embracing productive, healthy habits. With this, they will find the real purpose of their lives and will not chase short-term happiness found through addiction. For a detailed discussion on the sessions we offer, call us!
"NO WARRANTY" LEGAL NOTICE: While independent outcomes studies have shown very high recovery rates for indiviuals in our programs, we cannot guarantee recovery for any particular individual. Recovery and future abstinence from addicting substances and the effects that such substances may have on the individual or their life, actions, or their future are entirely dependent on the individual and how well they apply the principles we have taught them. We are an educational institution, and how the individual in our program learns from what they are taught and modeled here, is totally up to them. Individuals who stay the full term (until graduation) have much better long-term recovery from addicitons than those who do not.