Clearwater, FL (PRWEB) December 23, 2009
We've all heard the term "addiction". What exactly is it? What is it that takes someone who is otherwise a good and rational person and turns them into someone who would compromise their work, their family and even their own life to get more drugs or alcohol?
According to Narconon Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation and Education Centers, addiction is defined as a condition characterized by repeated, compulsive seeking and use of drugs, alcohol or other similar substances despite adverse social, mental and physical consequences.
Many drugs today are extremely addictive and the cycle of addiction begins with a problem, discomfort or some form of emotional or physical pain that leads someone seeking a drug for relief.
As a result of 66 years helping addicts through the holidays, Narconon know that drug and alcohol use and addiction are known to increase over the holidays. This is often due to the combined pressure of visiting relatives, time and financial demands, colder weather, diet changes and a host of other factors all play a part in creating holiday stress. For someone on the road to addiction barriers such as guilt, cravings and depression can be a major player in increased drug and alcohol use.
The holidays can play heavily into these problems for those addicted to drugs or alcohol. Lies, cheating, and broken promises as a result of substance abuse are some things that the addicted person is constantly being reminded of while in the company of relatives. These past misdeeds or personal faults are something that can drive a person deeper and deeper into the clutches of addiction, driving them further into their substance abuse to dry and numb the feelings of guilt.
In most cases, the bad feelings seem to go away as a result of the drug use but when the drug wears off those feeling come crashing back down – causing the person to continue the cycle of addiction. The downward spiral of addiction leads a person to the point where the social, mental and physical consequences no longer matter and obtaining the drug or alcohol becomes the overriding factor in the person's life. During this time more destructive actions are being done and the guilt from those continues to pile up.
“But the good news is that there is a solution,” says Erica Catton, Director of Promotion for Narconon. “The mechanics behind it is that by helping clients to bring these problems to the surface and giving the person skills to handle them, they then won’t have to go back to using drugs as a solution to their problems in life. They can be free from addiction."
This is just one of the ways Narconon has been successfully solving addiction for over 44 years. This year in particular, it is as important as ever to get the help needed for a drug or alcohol problem.
More more information contact Narconon at 877-237-3307.