You are the one who has the power and ability to know when it’s time to quit using it. It does not matter how much other people want you to stop using substances, the final decision of seeking treatment and embracing society will entirely depend on you. Your personal decisions will propel the desire to stop ruining your life. The choice you make is the one that will sustain you through the ups and downs when undergoing your recovery process. Here are some of the main reasons why it is a good idea to stay away from this “evil from the 20th century”.
- You will become healthier and well once again.
Your survival is the first and the most important reason as to why you should do it. Your life entirely depends on you in getting sober. Over usage of substances is not a small issue. Many people die from this every day. You will gain will for life, and start again experiencing the beauty of life. See all the things as once were, before this “disease”. You will be reborn.
- Your family and children will not suffer and they will become your support.
It is not easy taking care of your children if you are not in the right place in your mind. When one is an addict, the relationship between you and your loved ones will be broken because of your unstable condition. It will take time and perseverance for you to heal the broken relationships between yourself and your children and also the other family members. If you want to be back in your children’s lives and raise them well the first step towards your goal is to seek treatment.
- You will have freedom
Many of the problems in this modern society start with this problem. Using and abusing is illegal, and if you get caught, and surely you will, there will be very bad consequences. Drinking alcohol in large quantities is also part of this problem. Driving under the influence of alcohol can also be a threat to your freedom and safety and so is being intoxicated in public places. If you are addicted to alcohol you should seek alcohol exploitation treatment. There are many things that a person that is under the influence can do, such as theft and assault. If you have committed many offences, even a judge will not be able to prevent you from going to prison.
- You will save more money
Although in the begging everything will be nice, and easy, and you will feel like you are in heaven, believe me, this will become worse with every day that goes by. The financial status will be more and more damaged as time comes. Soon you will be out of money, broke, begging, and willing to do anything just to get a small amount of money, and “feel alive” again for a small period of time.
- People will like you more
This is true when a person is drunk or is under the influence of illegal substances they tend to be more aggressive. A person can also have a personality change which will affect how you interact with your friends. If you happen to overdose and faint your friends will have to carry you and rush you to the nearby hospital, and this is not a good way to keep friends. No one will want to have a friend who is always angry, paranoid and gets aggressive. If you stop, your life will become whole again, and you will have once again many friends and people that support you.
- Keep your job
You will be unable to keep a job. A person that is suffering from a form of addiction will mostly blame it on other people if he loses his job. The true reason why all of this will happen is that of the constant mistakes in the workplace and not being able to perform during work, and inability to keep focused.
There are numerous reasons as to why a person should stay away as far as possible from this evil and start leading a healthy lifestyle. However, the most important thing that you need to stay focused on, is the ability and will to stop, and start once again enjoying life.
Ana Miller is a creative writer. Her topics of interest and expertise range from psychology to all sorts of disciplines such as science and news.