One of the most difficult things a person can do is admit to themselves that they have a problem with alcohol or drugs. The disease of addiction is cunning, and it’s the only disease that makes you think that everything is fine. Due to how the disease works, many people become slaves to alcohol or drugs without even realizing they have a problem. Some questions to ask yourself if you’re not sure if you have a problem include the following:
Once you start drinking, can you stop?
Have you ever told yourself you were only going to have a limited amount of drinks, but you drank more than you planned?
Has your drinking cause problems with your work or home life?
Have friends or family members ever commented on the amount that you drink?
Do you ever miss important events due to your drinking?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you’re not alone. The program of Alcoholics Anonymous classifies those with an addiction as people who have a mental obsession and physical craving. The physical craving kicks in once you start drinking, so you lose control and can’t stop when you want to. The obsession causes you to make drinking your top priority and think about it constantly. Luckily, AA meetings in Ocean County, Gloucester County, Camden County and other areas of New Jersey can help.
Although AA meetings are helpful, you should never try to detox on your own. Different 12-step programs are incredible at helping you stay sober, but you need medical help in order to safely come off of alcohol or drugs. Enlightened Solutions provides medical, clinical and holistic services to help you or a loved one through the detox process of addiction. We also have an amazing recovery community, and we also host AA as well as non-12-step meetings. If you’re ready to get sober, give us a call today at 833-233-7336.
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