Springtime brings new beginnings and fresh life.  Many people use the warm weather and sense of renewed life as a reason to begin cleaning their homes and their lives.  Use the renewing power of spring to make a change in your life.  The spring weather may be just what you need to cleanse yourself from your substance addiction.  However, detoxifying your life is a difficult process, as your body may be dependent on the drugs you are taking.  Trying to go cold turkey is probably not the best option, as you may make the problem worse.  

Why Is It so Hard to Give up Drugs?

Addiction is a disease — it has changed the way your brain and body functions.  Chances are, you have become dependant on the substance, and you cannot just give it up.  You have to learn how to live without the drugs.  You may experience severe withdrawal symptoms, and you will have many triggers — something that makes you feel the urge to use drugs again.  In order to give up drugs, you may have to change your lifestyle entirely — and that is easier said than done.

What Can I Do?

No matter how challenging your drug addiction has come, it is possible to quit.  The first thing you have to do is decide that you want to quit.  Once you have made a goal to give up your addiction, use the four tips below to change your life.  

Have a Reason

If you don’t have a reason to quit that is strong enough, you will relapse again and again.  As you are trying to change your life, hold strong to the reasons why you want to be clean.

Change Your Lifestyle

The life that you are currently living enables you to continue your drug addiction.  You need to change your lifestyle if you want to change your life.  If you have friends that encourage the addiction, start finding other people to hang out with who will encourage your lifestyle change.  Pick up a new hobby, start exercising, and find a support group to help you be clean.

Get Help

Withdrawal from cocaine, alcohol, meth, heroin, etc. can be life threatening.  We at A Mission For Michael have the proper tools to help you safely recover.  We will work with you to develop an individualized treatment plan to help you change your life.  We will help you recover physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.  Contact us today to start yourself on the path to recovery.