Rebuilding Life After An Addiction

It’s no secret that drug addiction is a scary and horrible thing. More than once, when we hear the words “drug addict”, we think that one more person in our society has lost their way in this life forever. Drug addiction is a disease that is defined as a disease of the whole family. Drug addiction, however scary it may sound, is the most complex disease in modern medicine. A person who has fallen into this “lifestyle”, denies themselves everything – hopes, aspirations, loved ones, children, careers and so on. Some people have even been sent to prison for certain drug related problems, which can cause problems and often lead to further depression. You may want to look at the Last Prisoner Project for more reading.

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Of course, you know that it is very difficult to rehabilitate an addict to drugs or alcohol or any other substance. According to statistics, of all patients in drug treatment clinics who come to recovery, only about eight percent are actually cured. These are global statistics. There are methods to achieve a higher recovery rate, but these are unique cases. Drug addiction is divided into two parts: it is a physiological (physical) and a psychological addiction. Doctors have long since learned to deal with the first, physiological addiction. But as for the addict’s psychological dependence, everything is much more complex.

Researchers believe that dealing with the psychological dependence on drug addiction is often more difficult than that with physiology. How is psychological addiction to drugs expressed? Almost all the time they think only of drugs and ways to obtain them. In the mind of the addict, they have no negative memories related to drug use. It only ever makes them feel better.


Research shows that relatives and friends who live with the drug addict, after six months of living together, also suffer from a problem called – co-dependence. At first there is panic resulting in uncontrollable behavior. Then comes depression from hopelessness, guilt and cursing on everyone and everything. Then, the so-called salvation. It is not surprising that in such a life of a drug addict, the family is completely immersed in an irresistible desire to control the other person’s life. The desire to protect.

It comes in all sorts of forms of mental suffering, fears and hidden anger, the natural reaction of the majority is denial. They deny themselves so easily that they can ignore serious problems, they seem to be telling themselves that tomorrow will be better! Often dependent on codes obsessively preoccupied with something that allows them not to think about the main problem. Denial allows addicts to live in a world of illusions, because the truth is painful and unbearable for them. It is typical that code hangers always deny that they have signs of collaborative dependency. You should always seek professional assistance if you worry that someone you love has a problem with any type of substance. You can achieve a healthy life together again.

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Earle Dutton

Earle Dutton

Earle Dutton is the Chief Blogger and Editor of He founded in 2013 to provide information about LGBTQ friendly events of interest, and to support LGBTQ entertainers and supportive artists who visit our community. Earle is a successful businessman in the Pacific Northwest with a long history of support for and involvement in, the Northwest LGBTQ community. His personal interests include: music, theater, pets, culinary arts and technology.

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