Moving On From Addiction
By: Lakeview Health Staff
Published: March 19, 2020

When Moving on From Addiction Seems Impossible

Becoming addicted to drugs or alcohol was never part of your plan. But without even noticing it, your medical or recreational use slowly became substance abuse. By reaching out for help, however, you have taken a crucial step in getting your life back. In fact, moving on from addiction may be the most important step you have ever taken.

The first thing that you must understand is that you are not alone. According to the Center on Addiction, more than 40 million Americans are struggling with addiction issues. That’s around one in seven, more than the number suffering from diabetes, cancer, and even heart disease. But very few people struggling with addiction have made moving on from addiction a priority. In some cases, this is because of the shame of admitting that they have a problem. In others, it is because moving on from addiction has never been something they can take the time to do.

At Lakeview Health, we are committed to helping individuals interested in moving on from addiction achieve their goals. The first step is understanding that you need help, and then committing to change.

Is Moving on From Addiction Possible for Me?

The short answer is, “yes.” It may not always feel like it, but there is hope for every individual battling addiction. And at Lakeview, your addiction treatment program will be tailored to your specific needs. Naturally, your individualized plan will take into account the severity of your addiction. But it will also involve assessing your scheduling conflicts and other responsibilities. Whatever your situation, the crucial thing is that you seek professional help.

As you consider moving on from addiction, it is also critical that you understand the extent to which you are dependent. An assessment of this kind can put your substance use in perspective, which is crucial. Researchers at the Mayo Clinic have published the following signs and symptoms of substance use disorder:

  • Use of the substance has gotten in the way of work, school, and family responsibilities
  • Continued use of the substance despite adverse physical or psychological effects
  • User requires more and more of the substance to achieve former levels of pleasure
  • Loss of interest in activities and people the use once enjoyed
  • User does not feel “normal” unless they are using the substance
  • Substance and its effects are always on the user’s mind, even when not using it

If you are experiencing any of the above, moving on from addiction may be more than just a good idea. Your life may depend on it.

Contact Lakeview Health Today

If you or someone you care about is battling addiction, it is time to seek professional help. We offer multiple levels of care, including medically supervised detoxification, a residential addiction treatment plan, outpatient care, and a comprehensive aftercare program. We also offer multiple levels and varieties of counseling and a reintegration program aimed at helping individuals who are moving on from addiction successfully.

Take the first step by reaching out to Lakeview Health. Contact us using our secure online form today. Moving on from addiction is never easy. But with support, you can take your life back.