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Addiction and emotional immaturity are closely linked, with many addicts turning to using or drinking in order to escape their realities. The lack of emotional maturity is usually explained in terms of an attachment trauma or “relational” stress during childhood.
When there is a lack of appropriate direction and support from parents during childhood, a person cannot internalise suitable emotional controls, meaning they do not learn to control their internal emotional responses.
During addiction recovery, addicts begin to develop emotional skills they never had before.
From an outsider’s point of view, it may seem as if addiction only affects the person who is addicted. However, an addiction destroys a family just as much as it destroys the person addicted.
What people don’t see, is how mentally and emotionally exhausting it is to live with an addict.
Members of the family are often torn between trying to help their addicted loved one and how to avoid being used by the addicted love one.
This article is an attempt to increase the awareness about the negatives and dangers of at-home drug and alcohol detoxing.
As a rehab in South Africa we often hear from patients of their attempts to rehabilitate themselves without using professional addiction rehabilitation treatments and programmes.
Granted, while there may be some people capable of successfully recovering without professional help, attempting an at-home detox can be dangerous and in a few cases life-threatening.
You and your life matter.
We all have a story about the first time we used, drank or used and drank.
Back then we chose to use.
Back then we chose to drink.
But we also have a time in our lives when that all changed and we could no longer choose.
We are called addicts.
But we are more than addicts, we are people.
We love. We care. We feel. We fail.
Every person experiences and travels a different road to addiction; peer pressure and bullying, negative upbringings, or even older siblings.
There are ample reasons out there explaining why we are steadily losing the battle against drugs.
Religion, culture and or strong family or personal morals deter many individuals at first from experimenting with substances.
“Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviours.” – American Society of Addiction Medicine Board, April 19, 2011.
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