Make it top of your New Year’s resolutions to get addict help for problems of drug and alcohol abuse. The Christmas and New Year holiday season is an excellent time to sit back, take a break and think about changes and improvements that we can make in our life for the coming year.
The festive season is a time for giving and receiving gifts, showing our appreciation for the love and support we receive from family and friends, and to celebrate.
Sometimes we find that the festive season is spoiled for us by the presence of tensions and difficulties in our relationships with friends and family, and it can be easy to seek refuge in drug use.
The holiday season and New Year can be a time when people feel that they have nothing to celebrate – no joy in their life and nothing to look forward to. If drug and alcohol use is causing or contributing to you having such negative feelings – then you could use some addict help.
Most alcohol and drug abuse starts with a need to resolve emotional problems. Sometimes we do not even understand how angry, depressed or anxious we are feeling about a particular issue, or about life in general. All we know is that when we use drugs we feel better, and so continue to use them.
We are very much socially “conditioned” towards not expressing our negative emotions. The powers that be, in our society, often seem to exercise their power without due responsibility. Calls for greater transparency in matters that affect us all, such as the recent Wiki Leaks exposures, lead for the most part not to the acknowledgment of a need for more accountability and honesty but to attempted closure of the site. People choosing to expose corruptions of power arouse anxiety, fear and rage. They will be defended against – even criminalized by the powers that be.
In families there can be similar power play. When people exercise power within their family structure that is intended to maintain and support an inherently “unlawful” or corrupt position they will defend against exposure and loss of power in much the same way. The consequences to a child will be that they are forced, expected and commanded to be obedient to family “law’.
The destruction that happens, people’s lives ruined and in tatters, when inherent power mounts an attack against a potential “whistleblower” happens in the political and commercial world – it also happens in an abusive family structure. Many people addicted to drugs or alcohol are simply responding, in the best way they know, to the experience of internal tension caused by unresolved, emotional abuse at some earlier time in their life.
When people finally make a decision to get holistic addict help for drug or alcohol abuse it comes as a surprise to find how much of the negative thinking that goes with addictive drug use is caused by the impact upon us of negative social conditioning. Lack of confidence and negative feelings are always to be found at the root of addictive behaviors, drug and alcohol abuse.
Make it top of your New Year’s resolutions to find solutions to past emotional trauma – holistic addict help enables drug free detox and full drug and alcohol addiction recovery.