What Will Happen To Me If I Stop Taking Drugs?

What Will Happen To Me If I Stop Taking Drugs?An addict’s life completely changes once he has achieved sobriety. He is able to think for himself instead of his addiction thinking for him. This is when addicts are truly opened to what their addiction caused and can start repairing the damage.

What Happens When I Stop Using?

This is often what addicts fear the most: what happens after I quit? Included in the following are some of the examples of what will happen to an addict once he stops using:

  • Withdrawal symptoms
  • Social group change
  • Improved health

Suddenly ceased drugs and alcohol use can cause mild to life threatening withdrawal symptoms.  Withdrawal symptoms can be so painful addicts will continue to use to help alleviate some pain.  Unfortunately, addicts usually end up using more than what their body was used to and dig even further into addiction. Due to your new status as a recovering addict, you may find that in order to maintain your sobriety you need to change your social environment. This can mean drug-using friends are no longer to contact you and vice versa. Your health will also start to gradually improve and this will become apparent on the inside and outside of your body. Your complexion will begin to brighten, your skin will improve, and your body will begin to repair itself. Depending on usage patterns and drugs abused, not all side effects can be reversed and may require further medical attention.

Who/What Can Help?

There is a vast area of individuals and groups who will step in and help a struggling addict.  Included in the following are some examples of the people and groups willing to help:

  • Physicians
  • Treatment facilities
  • Family/friends

Due to the wrath of withdrawal many addicts will relapse to help alleviate some of the pain.  Unfortunately, this can even worsen their addiction due to the fear of experiencing withdrawal pain again. To help alleviate pain and receive treatment, contact a local physician and set up an appointment. Physicians can help manage your pain until you arrive at a treatment facility. Treatment facilities are geared to help addicts manage pain levels during the withdrawal stage. Addicts will be monitored by medical staff during their entire withdrawal stage. Family and friends can help support you during this transition and help clear your home of all drug paraphernalia so you have a clean environment once treatment is completed.

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If you or someone you know is addicted to drugs and alcohol, please call our toll-free helpline today. Our highly trained counselors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to answer your addiction questions and help you find the best treatment possible. Your life can change today with one call, so call us!

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