Essay On Addiction Recovery

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Addiction Recovery

“While the path to drug addiction begins with the voluntary act of taking drugs, over time a person 's ability to choose not to do so becomes compromised.” (NIDA, 2009)
Addiction is something that takes over your mind and body, changing the person you were before. Most people react differently to drugs, therefore there are many different methods to recover from addiction. Although it is not easy, it is possible. Some of the methods to help an addict include: Counselling and other behavioural therapies of different types, some patients need medication along with counseling so the effect on their body is not as bad as it would be without medication, but this has to be monitored of course. Detox, and if
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An unrealistic belief would be thinking that you could help your clients solve all their problems. This isn’t possible because it is not your responsibility to. It would be your responsibility to help as much as you could, possible help steer them in the right path to solve some of their problems but it is them that would need to do that. If you had this expectation you would be very let down when you try and don’t succeed at it. If the though arises just think to yourself “I’m trying to help them, not be a superhero” Another unrealistic belief would be to think that it is not okay to make a mistake. Mistakes are made by everyone including you and your client. You might say something that you shouldn’t have, or reacted the wrong way, Mistakes are inevitable. As long as you think about what you say before you say it and make sure you’re in-tune with your facial expressions, you’re only doing what you think you can do, there’s no way to avoid making mistakes every once in a while. Remember, you’re only human, and you can learn from your

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