Does an addict ever fully recover?
Do they ever have the same fun-loving, take the world by storm personality again?
Yes, of course; an addict could fully recovered. Our bodies, mind, souls and spirit were created to be well.
Yes an addict does fully recover. One may still be called an addict, but they are brought back to life again, with out the help of the drug, but with the help of family friends and will power. They can take the world by storm again, but with new life learned skills.
In my opinion, NO but they can win. It is destined to be a constant struggle. Smoking cigarettes is an addiction but people who have quit smoking can still get the urge to smoke from time to time but will power is what sees them through. That being said, it is determination to quit that drives success or failure.
no recovery is an everyday proccess you never recover because at any time you could slip back into using
I agree with perfectperception and jasper420. They can recover but it will be a constant struggle. The possibility to relapse or fall back into addiction is ever-present. Will-power and support groups are important in maintaining recovery. I know someone who has recovered and he's the one who told me how he can never be complacent, even after years of being clean, as it only takes a simple misstep to fall back into bad habits.
No, once an addict, always an addict. But, they can conquer their addiction. My husband is an alcoholic, but hasn't drank in years. My son is a drug and alcohol addict and is in inhouse treatment along with going to AA and NA...I believe he can beat this addiction. But, he will always consider himself an addict. It will definitely be a constant struggle, but with the help of AA, NA and counseling...he can beat this addiction.
Recovery from addiction medically is possible and may be an easy step in the way to ordinary life, if the addict seeks reputable addiction treatment center.
The treatment of addiction isn't just a medical treatment. The reasons that drive the addict for drugs should be solved, and the addict should be surrounded by great social support to continue his/her way.
I know of people who are even more fun-loving now in sobriety than they ever were when they were actively drinking or drugging. In my experience, I've come to learn that anything is possible. Getting clean and sober may be very difficult at first but there are thousands of people who have gone on to achieve magnificence once they found a way to stay sober.
by somethgblue 6 years ago
Is addiction stupid?Since so many people think they have the ultimate control in their lives and are pillars of the community, I gotta ask is addiction just a stupid choice?
by goldenpath 8 years ago
Greetings!I would like to start this forum with this simple question. What programs, techniques and/or advice have helped you in your journey as a recovering addict? Please be as detailed or general as you feel comfortable with.Addictions take on many forms. Pornography, tobacco...
by Matthew I Crawford 7 years ago
Do you believe that people really "recover" from addiction to drugs and alcohol?Do people really fully ever recover from drug or alcohol abuse, or is there always that thought, or that chemical in the brain that could someday lead them to relapse?
by Obinna Donald Ogba 4 years ago
Does love for sex and wanting it very often make one a sex addict?Love for sex and an attraction to its manifestations is a character some of us harbor. Is that enough reason to accept being a sex addict?
by Chris 8 years ago
Today, on CNN, I saw an interesting report on a New York governing body (not sure which agency) passing out a pamphlet demonstrating how to inject heroin safely into the body. The governing agency said one of the leading causes of HIV infection is the growth of unsafe, self-induced, drug injections...
by Michael Ward 4 years ago
Why do so many people want to blame drug dealers and not drug addicts?I ask this question because of something I saw yesterday. I saw a police officer taking away a 6 year old child for dealing drugs (obviously not a prison...6 year old kid after all). And I thought to myself, his circumstances put...
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