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Simple Ways To Help Cope With Addiction

Every year, millions of women around the world suffer from addiction. It’s not necessarily their fault either. Certain people are just born with an addictive personality. They start off being obsessed with something minor, and over time this develops. It can develop into full blown addiction. Drugs, alcohol, gambling, these are some of the most addictive things. They hook you in, make you feel something, keep you coming back for more. Sometimes you don’t even know that you have a problem. Doing drugs/drinking everyday could seem like the norm to you. It’s especially common during your mid-teens to mid-twenties. These are the ‘party years’ you spend them getting drunk and having fun. It doesn’t occur to you that you could be developing a problem. If you do have an addiction, you need to find the best ways to cope.

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Try To Relax More

Anxiety/stress is one of the main causes of addiction. Our mind/bodies get worked up and stressed, we look for a release. Drugs and alcohol are the most popular ways to relieve stress. Female students often get stressed around exam time. They look for ways to combat this. They turn to different drugs. These could be illegal or prescription. At the time, you’ll do anything to relieve your stress. You may even think the drugs help, or that having a drink helps. Over time, it becomes a necessity for you. You feel like you need these things or you can’t cope. It’s not just students who suffer from stress. Work can be a very stressful part of life, it’s important you find ways to relax. There are so many ways to relax without turning to drugs/alcohol. You can take up relaxation yoga to help you relieve stress. It doesn’t take long and won’t lead to an addiction


Seek Help

Don’t be afraid to look for help. There’s nothing wrong with admitting you need help. In fact, admitting you have a problem, is the first step on your way to recovery. Sometimes it helps to be in a group environment, with others who are like you. Especially if you have a drug problem. Drug problems are hard because you can feel like no one understands you. Find somewhere that specialises in women’s drug treatment. Being around professionals and people in your shoes is a great way to aid your recovery.

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Find A Hobby

Take up a new hobby to help get your mind off your addiction. Pick a hobby that occupies your mind. If your mind is busy thinking about one thing, it won’t have time to think about your addiction. You’ll slowly become less dependent on the thing you’re addicted too. Hobbies like drawing, painting or other arts and crafts are great ways to keep yourself busy. A lot of the time addiction starts through boredom. If you have a hobby, you won’t be bored all the time.

The fact is, dealing with addiction can be hard. It’s a lot harder if you go it alone and don’t admit you have a problem. Remember that you can cure addiction. If you have a problem, that doesn’t mean it’s there for life. You can beat it, you just need a little help along the way.

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