Emotional Distress Can Lead to Alcohol and Drug Dependency
The inability to deal with emotional distress in an individual’s life can lead them to turn to drugs and alcohol for the solution or comfort to their feelings, which can easily turn to abuse and before they know it their world is spinning out of control. Pressure at work or school, a relationship gone sour and financial problems are just a few of the life stresses that can result in the belief that turning to drugs and alcohol can offer some peace of mind, but once the substance abuse stops, the stress is amplified. Often times the individual feels a greater sense of guilt and depression which usually leads them back to drugs and alcohol once again to find relief.
Learning to Cope with Emotions
The most common emotions experienced by substance abusers are depression and anger. When they do not have drugs and alcohol to comfort them, they see how little it takes to stir those emotions. Doubt, fear, lack of self confidence, low self esteem and worry can create stress that is difficult for them to bounce back from and as they turn to their substance use, they are usually oblivious to the fact that their abuse is creating an emotional crisis in those around them. Learning to cope with emotions in a way that does not result in drug and alcohol abuse is half the battle and an important step in keeping your emotions under control. Stress is a part of life, but it is possible to limit the events that create the stress by being able to recognize them and addressing them before they have the ability to cause an emotional breakdown. Being prepared with a different reaction the next time the stress appears can prevent a relapse.
Find a Good Support Group
Get involved in a support group whether it is a 12 step program such as AA or NA, or a non 12 step program. Joining a group can give you an opportunity to interact with others who are experiencing the same thing you are, can provide a good support and help build encouragement, self confidence and self esteem. Developing a network can empower you to become more effective in dealing with the emotional distress that can lead to alcohol and drug dependency. Understanding that you have the choice and power not to turn to drugs and alcohol as a way to ignore or hide from emotional stress, but rather to face it and deal with it.
Ready For Help
When you are ready to quit your drug and alcohol abuse, IV therapy medical detox is considered by many physicians as the best method for detox. Intravenous therapy is important because it allows the medication used to be increased or decreased to meet the withdrawal symptoms which keep the patient comfortable and able to complete the detox process so that you can begin your new life drug and alcohol free. If you or someone you know are struggling with an alcohol or drug addiction and are in need of detox, Gallus Detox Centers can help. Gallus Detox Centers specializes in IV therapy medical detox, a safer and more effective method for detox from substance abuse and will provide you with a customized plan to meet your individual needs. Call Gallus Medical Detox Centers today at 855-338-6929, to see if our treatment program is right for you.