Many people experiment with heroin in their teenage years. The beginning is always subtle, no one dreams of being an addict. However, the unfortunate truth is that heroine is one of the highly addictive drugs. A single doze is all it takes to get you on the road to addiction. Soon, the user finds themselves hooked with a drug they were only experimenting with. When it comes to heroin and drug addiction in general the hardest part is breaking the silence and admitting that you have an addiction problem.
In a DIY (do it yourself) world, everyone feels empowered to do things on their own. Silence when grappling with an addiction is mostly as a result of fear. Fear of the unknown, fear of feeling judged and fear of losing the respect of loved ones. The choice to remain silence is also based on the belief that the addict can fix the problem on their own. However, many cases have proven that silence is an enemy of recovery when it comes to addiction. Much of the silence also points to a state of denial.
It is hard for anyone to admit that they have a problem, and it is much harder when drugs are involved. The first step to recovery is pegged on an individual admitting that they need help. Acceptance is also a very freeing process. They key is to remember that many have gone through addiction and broken free from the use of drugs. This is also why it is good for patients to surround themselves with people who have undergone addiction and recovered. Such people can be found in rehabilitation and drug recovery centers.
Admitting that one’s needs help is ideally taking responsibility. It is deciding that you are the captain of your life and you want to steer it in a better direction. This is a very empowering moment, when the addict decides to stop playing the victim and take charge of their life. One can receive overwhelming support and encouragement from friends and loved ones. However, the ultimate responsibility lies with the person with the addiction. Breaking the silence about heroine becomes the first step that puts control back in their hands.
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