Much is heard in the media about the addiction of young people to drugs such as ice. If you have an addiction, then drug rehabilitation is the best way to get free of it—otherwise, your health, relationships, and even your life are in danger. However, there are many more addictions than that of being addicted to drugs such as ice, marijuana, cocaine and so on, as bad as they are.
These days, statistics show that alcohol addiction is one of the worst problems, with more people being addicted to it than to the above drugs. One of the reasons for this might be that it takes longer to become addicted while drinking alcohol, and even being drunk is socially accepted in today’s society.
It even seems to be a rite of passage for a young person to have alcohol and get drunk as soon as they turn 18. From then on, they will usually have some alcohol every day. This does not necessarily mean that they become addicted to it. But often, they are addicted even though they don’t believe so. They tell themselves they could quickly stop if they wanted to but never want to, so they don’t try.
As time goes on, this struggle may not be a difficult one, but they are wise to stay away from places where alcohol is served or where people offer them a social drink. Long term or short-term, it may also be a good idea to have regular psychologist follow-ups to ensure they are staying on track. If making time for these appointments is an issue, there is always the possibility of a Telehealth Psychologist, which can take place over the phone or via video chat.
Alcohol dulls their emotional pain and makes them feel relaxed; sometimes, it makes them feel happy, but not all drunks are happy drunks. Many more become very aggressive and lose their self-control. They don’t care about all the silly or criminal things they do while they are drunk. It is only after they sober up that they feel remorse – in some cases. As their alcoholism progresses, they cannot even remember what they did.
People who are addicted to alcohol need help just as much as other drug addicts. They, too, can go to drug rehab to ‘dry out’ and even get counselling for their habit. Unfortunately, even if they stay off alcohol in the future, they are never truly cured. They will have to fight against the desire to have a drink for the rest of their lives.
So, what are other forms of addiction?
- Nicotine addiction
- Prescription drugs addiction
- Addiction to pornography
- Gambling addiction
- Addiction to computer games
Not all of these addictions will damage your body, but most will undoubtedly damage your relationships and finances. That is why it’s a good idea to have treatment as soon as you realise there is a problem, and you really can’t stop doing it, even though you want to and may go for some weeks or months without it.