Drug use turns into abuse and addiction when the person begins experiencing urges and cravings. At this point, the user's mind finds a way to rationalize the addiction or deny that they even have a problem. The user begins to lose control over their drug use and may even underestimate the amount of drugs they are taking. While the amount of drugs a person takes does not necessarily indicate a problem, it is often an indicator of drug addiction.
Change is never easy. Both addicts and non-addicts struggle to make positive changes in their lives every day. However, when you are dealing with a drug addiction, change suddenly becomes inevitable. Otherwise, the only fate the addict will meet is an early grave. It is never too late to make a change and you can never be too forgone to recover. Yes, there will be setbacks, bumps and maybe even some relapses along the way, but each challenge you face will help you to grow and learn.
Deciding to change takes courage and will require a lot of work on your end. It will not be easy, but you will be rewarded with a life that is healthy and more fulfilling. Deciding to recover means that you understand that you will have to make many major life changes. The good news is that recovery is a process, and you can take things one step at a time. From what drug addiction is to various therapies and treatment options and what to expect after completion of treatment, this book will thoroughly discuss and enlighten. After all, a solid base of knowledge can be the first vital step towards freedom from drugs.