At the end of the day, the most important thing to keep in mind is that you will need commitment to your cause.
It’s easy to give up and go back to the way you were when the going gets tough, but it takes real guts to stay the course (no matter how long it takes) and beat your addiction once and for all.
Ready to get started? Here are 4 ways to beat almost any addiction…
For the majority of people, going it alone is not the best idea. Instead, it can be much more beneficial to seek help when you are trying to beat an addiction, especially if it is from people who have been through the exact same thing.
For example, in marijuana rehab there are usually many former addicts on hand to offer you advice and help you every step of the way.
Don’t be in denial
One of the biggest obstacles in breaking any addiction is denial. It’s easy to tell yourself that you don’t really have a problem, but in reality this way of thinking only stops you from ever achieving a full recovery.
Ultimately, you need to put all of your cards on the table and be totally truthful with yourself if you ever want to beat your addiction for good.
It will take time
Don’t get fooled into thinking that you can beat your addiction overnight. This just doesn’t happen. Any real addiction will take time to recover completely from, so it’s better to be prepared for the long haul rather than expecting an easy ride.
Consider breaking down everything into smaller goals, and always look to focus on one day at a time so you don’t end up getting overwhelmed.
Get a sponsor
Most of the time, your family and friends will not be completely truthful with you because they don’t want to hurt your feelings. That’s why it’s a good idea to get an accountability sponsor, who can give you some straight talking when you need it the most.
Ideally, your sponsor will be someone who has successfully beat the same addiction in the past, so they understand exactly what you are going through and can give you great support when the going becomes really tough.
Thanks to Ian Basser for the advice and guest post.