Being entangled in a web of addiction can be horrifying. There can come a point where you question whether or not you can ever get and stay clean. Self-doubt can be overwhelming. You feel so trapped that you wonder if drug addicts ever stay clean.
The straightforward answer is yes. Yes, drug addicts do stay clean. However, this may prove little comfort to someone struggling mightily with an addiction. So, to help explain this simple answer, we’ll share some suggestions that drug addicts have followed to stay clean.
They Asked for Help
Very few are the told experiences from drug addicts about how they got clean and sober through their own willpower. Thousands have tried and most have failed. There is one common thread between the drug addicts who have remained clean. They all humbled themselves enough to ask for help.
They Became Honest with Themselves
Most drug addicts and alcoholics are practiced at telling other people what they want to here. It is an inherent part of an addictive personality. The key to recovering from an addiction is developing the ability to be honest with yourself.
Once you ask for help and become honest with yourself, you will have two powerful tools to begin your recovery. Part of being honest with yourself about your addiction is also taking the next step and honestly being willing to change.
They Were Willing to Change
Help can come from a number of people and programs, and honesty will help you accept that you have an addiction problem. However, if you are not willing to change your thinking and behavior, the road to recovery will be bumpy.
There is a sense that every addict and alcoholic needs to be willing to go to any lengths to stay clean and sober. As you grow more comfortable without your addiction, the willingness to change bad habits, avoid unhealthy relationships and make changes in your lifestyle will become increasingly easier.
There will be points where change may be difficult. However, with the help of others traveling along the road of recovery, you can change. Willingness to change is also something that improves over time. Change is difficult and doesn’t have to happen all at once. You just have to be willing.
They Became Open-Minded
Becoming open-minded is a broad term. For addicts who have found a better way in recovery, it means they were willing to accept different ideas and suggestions from others who had found a better way.
It’s said, your own best thinking when it came to drugs and alcohol got you where you are today. An honest willingness to change will help you open up to new ideas and suggestions. Being open to advice will allow you to learn from the experience of addicts who have found sobriety.
They Followed Suggestions
Each of the addicts and alcoholics who found sobriety has ridden on the shoulders of those who came before them. There are thousands of stories of recovery. While each may have a degree of uniqueness, they all share something in common.
Everyone followed some suggestions from those who appreciated what it took to stay clean and sober. Not every suggestion works for every addict. However, if you will are willing to change and open to suggestions to do that, you can recover.
If you’re struggling with an addiction, it can seem like there is no hope. It’s very easy to become so embroiled in your problems that you can’t imagine anyone could overcome an addiction and stay clean. Don’t worry. Addicts do get clean and stay clean, and so can you.
The first thing you have to do is pick up the phone and ask for help today. Don’t worry about anything else. Every addict with a clean and sober date got their start by asking for help. Reach out for help to begin your path towards recovery. Make that call today, because tomorrow might be too late. Call us today at 866-963-7200.