Eliminating Addictive Behaviour
Tobacco and alcohol are licit drugs; the most widely used of all drugs. They are licit, yet the paradox is they cause the biggest problems within societies around the world. It is also common knowledge that alcohol, drug and gambling addictions as a stand alone or in combination are a major concern to Australians.
Alcohol misuse can have devastating impact on individuals, families and communities. Many young people consider binge drinking as fashionable. This can lead to intoxication (requiring hospitalisation), unsafe sex, driving with high blood alcohol levels. Current news programs frequently report about incidents involving alcohol, drug intoxicated people.
There is an obvious, immediate impact of alcohol and drug use on the individual. However, prolonged use can lead to adverse effects of the cardiovascular, gastroenterological and neurological systems.
Gambling and use of illicit drugs further add to the problem.
Why do people take to alcohol and drugs in the first place?
For many it has become an escape mechanism. Escape from stress, anxiety, loneliness, challenging emotions and so forth…
Nevertheless, the alleviation of anxiety and other uncomfortable emotional states through use of mind altering drugs is a delusion.
The underlying body chemistry and neurological system are disturbed. As a result, the individual is displaying irrational behaviours with dire consequences. This can lead to physical destruction, inability to maintain relationships and financial ruin.
What can be done?
First and foremost, it is imperative that the addicted person acknowledges they have a problem and are committed to change their ways.
At Satori Self Development, we develop a working relationship with you based on trust. Trust is the basis and pivotal in the process of recovery. Once you commit to the process, it will become clear to you that you still have the ability and capability to get back on top and reclaim a happier, healthier way of life.
It cannot be stressed often enough. Commitment is compulsory. If you really want to work on the issue, then you can expect a great outcome.
There is only one direction, moving towards improving your circumstances. And we would like to take you through this process.