Last Update on June 19, 2017 // Written by Hank No Comments

Addiction isn’t an easy thing to deal with and doesn’t just go away on its own. Many people find it hard to stop, no matter what it is they have an addiction to. For some people, there are ways to get help when it comes to addiction, like going to rehab. For some therapy can help, but it doesn’t always work. Since there are many types of addiction, there are many things that addiction can mean to an individual. Some people become addicted simply because they are more prone to attachments, while others only get addicted after what they’re doing has become a habit. Addiction says to people around you that you need help, but here are some other things that addiction can be a sign of.  

You Find Change Difficult

  For some people, addiction is difficult to walk away from simply because they fear change. If you fear change you know how hard it can be to try something new. That something new could be a life without drugs, without smoking, or without sex.   The thing is, change can be really good. Once you can move past that fear you may find that you can live a longer and happier life once you’ve finally let go of that fear and made the changes needed.  

You’re Hooked And Need Help

  Some people just don’t realize they have a problem. They don’t see what their addictions are doing to themselves or the people around them. They are addicts and they need help, but the only way to get them the help they need is to help them realize they have a problem before something major and irreversible happens.   This is where interventions come in. It’s a chance to show the addict in your life that what they are doing is hurting the people around them. It allows them to finally understand they have a problem and need help.  

You Don’t See It As An Addiction

  Then again, sometimes that person knows full well they have a problem, they just don’t care. They are so lost in their addiction that they only care about getting their fix, not what it’s doing to their health or to the people around them. In this case, an intervention is still an important step, it may be the one that helps them wake up.   Or, it could be the final step that pushes them over the edge. Depending on their vice, that edge could be an overdose, it could be clearing out the bank account and maxing all their credit cards on a shopping spree, or it could be a week long bender at the bar. That’s why it’s important to both tread lightly and be forceful when it comes to this type of addict.

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