Self-Treatment and Addiction Recovery: Why It Doesn't Work

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Why Shouldn't I Try to Recover from Addiction Alone?

Self-Treatment and Addiction Recovery: Why It Doesn't Work

Addiction is a disease of the mind, which lies to the addict and convinces him/her that everyone is against them, and that only the addict has everything under control. Additionally, it is a disease that will actually think two, three or even four times about quitting, even after loss and even potential death have ensued. It is absolutely essential that the person who wants to get sober does not try to do so on his/her own. Staying in the addict brain alone is like trying to be a professional swimmer without arms and legs. It simply cannot work. With additional resources and support, however, both parties can find success.



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