Addiction recovery from Habits

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Every human being needs a reason to live which makes them happy and contented. Each and every person in this world is addicted to one or the other thing. For instance, people get addicted to music, love, work, passion, persons, etc., and there are some people who are completely addicted to drugs, alcohol, and smoking. They find some relief in consuming alcohol and smoking. These addictions gradually become a threat to man's life.
Addiction to alcohol and cigarettes not only causes physical ailments but also causes social problems. When these addictions reach a certain extent, it often affects their relationship and happiness. Thus, it is important for such patients to treat physical and psycho-socially to get out of the addiction.

Treatment to get rid of alcoholism

When alcohol becomes an obsession, it becomes difficult for the person to focus on daily chores. But with the help of treatment and support, even very serious cases of alcoholism can be addressed and resolved.
There are some signs and symptoms that show a person is alcoholic:

  • Drinking without any control.
  • Willing to quit drinking, but not possible.
  • Giving up other activities (spending time with family and friends) because of alcohol.
  • Spending more time in drinking.

How to treat alcohol addiction?

The first step in treating alcohol addiction is confronting. Confronting an addiction and accepting that drinking has a negative impact on life is important. First, the patient has to accept the fact that he/she is an alcoholic. Overcoming addiction is not an easy task, it requires personal dedication and therapies. The addiction recovery on alcohol depends upon the following factors, that is:

  • History of alcohol dependence.
  • Support from family and friends.
  • Personal commitment and dedication to get de-addicted.

On these factors, your physician may recommend treatments or therapies. They are:

  • Detoxification- The detoxification program is to help break physical alcohol addiction. The patient may possess some symptoms like shaking, confusion, delusion, and convulsions during the physical withdrawal from alcohol.
  • Behavioural Modification- This therapy helps the patients to modify behavior and to remain abstinent from alcohol. This also helps to handle the situation in stressful circumstances and from craving for alcohol.
  • Counselling- Group counseling is very important when going through alcohol de-addiction treatment. They help to interact with the patient who is facing similar problems and also encourages them to do various activities.
  • Medications- Medications such as disulfiram, acamprosate, and naltrexone are used to treat alcoholism.

How to get rid of smoking?

We all know the health issues due to smoking, but it is difficult to come out from the smoking habit. Smoking is both a physical as well as a psychological habit. Smoking is considered a solution for stress, depression, boredom, and anxiety.

There are many therapies that have helped many people to kick the smoking habit. Some of the treatments are as follows:

  • Nicotine Replacement Therapy- This therapy involves the replacement of cigarettes with other nicotine products such as nicotine gum, patch, inhaler, nasal spray, etc. It withdraws the symptoms by supplying small doses of nicotine to the body and breaks the psychological addiction.
  • Non- nicotine medicines- Medications such as bupropion and varenicline are used to reduce the cravings for cigarettes.
  • Hypnosis- It is a popular method which has helped many smokers who were struggling to quit. Hypnosis works by getting the patient into a deeply relaxed state and strengthens the negative feeling towards cigarettes.
  • Behavioural therapy and motivational therapy are other ways to quit smoking. These therapies encourage to involve in new skills to break the habit.


It is a medical and psychotherapeutic treatment to avoid dependency on drugs. The main goal of rehabilitation is to help the patients to live without using alcohol and cigarettes. The process helps to get rid of the alcohol and cigarettes, physically and psychologically, and also helps to develop tolerance.

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