In a world that is staggering from drug related suicides and overdose deaths, those who share inspiring rehab stories are essentially holding out a lifeline that could change the trajectory of someone else’s life. According to the most recent data available from Trust for America’s Health there were an estimated 44,000 drug overdose fatalities in 2013.
Today, there are even more people that are at various stages of addiction that are teetering on the brink of becoming a drug overdose statistic unless help reaches them in time. People give back or “pay forward” into other people’s lives in a number of different ways. But no matter which format help is offered, those who suffer from addiction find it difficult to receive help. Even when the drug use has created homelessness, illness and the risk of death, addicts do not willingly accept help. In fact, it is so common for those battling addiction to resist or reject assistance that families often have to take a united stance in order to break through the defense mechanisms that are characteristic of the addiction disease. The moment you come face to face with the realization that you or a loved one is in the grips of addiction, denial often becomes the default reaction.
Some of the lies people tell themselves in denial are:
In recalling how she felt when her sister Sarah blatantly refused to accept her help for her addiction, Munchie Morgan said in her addiction story; “Sometimes it feels like the only option you have to save yourself is to admit defeat, to drop your loved one’s hand and walk away, leaving them to fight the battle themselves.” Stories that counter this type of despair inspires hope for recovery and put drug addiction in perspective by highlighting the negative effects of substance abuse. Also, for those who are no longer able to help themselves, it can motivate loved ones to stage a drug intervention and the addict to accept the help being offered.
In Nicole’s inspiring rehab story titled “Finding Hope” she recalled feeling completely hopeless and broken. Her redemption from addiction came when she finally recognized that; she needed help and it was clear that she could not help herself. Fortunately for Nicole, she decided to reach out for help. As she explained, she googled rehab centers, found one and called immediately. “They took care of everything. All I had to do was show up at the airport” she said. Not everyone is able to be as proactive as Nicole. For this reason, it is important for loved ones to initiate steps to help someone that is trapped in the cycles of addiction to find their way out.
Most Treatment centers provide the services of a professional interventionists. With their help, families can plan and execute an effective drug intervention. In most cases the stories of hurt and pain that caring families and friends share with the addict in most instances enables the choice for recovery and life over addiction.
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