Rehab and Tips For Getting Past Addiction

Dealing with homelessness restricts one’s ability to access the help they may need. Addiction can be a habit that holds many back from their true capability. Here are some free resources to help overcome addiction. 

There is more to the process of quitting than many believe. When coming to terms with stopping an addiction, people tend to think of stopping a bad habit abrubtly and completly. Ending poor habits so suddenly can be one of the most dangerous things a person can do, depending on what addiction they suffer from. Not only will a person experience mental withdrawal symptoms, but their body will too. Those that abrubtly end back habits use have a higher chance of relapsing or becoming addicted to something else. If a person is trying to get past an alcohol, smoking, or gambling addiction, stopping abruptly can be more effective if they have a support group. For more information about stopping abruptly, visit Gateway and Healthline

Free and affordable rehab centers can be the best option for those who don’t know when to start, what to do, or need extra support. Here are a few sources that can help with finding a suitable rehab center. 

Free Rehab Center is a website that provides nationwide locations of places that have free rehab. The groups provided can be nonprofit, government-based, and faith-related. They also provide a 24-hour hotline to help find locations that can assist someone who is struggling. 

Free Rehab Centers is a group that brings together a list of substance rehab centers that are either free, low-income, sliding scale, and/or have payment-assisted services. 

SAMHSA is a group that can help provide free (with insurance) or on a sliding scale rehab centers as well as mental health services. Their phone number is at the top of their web page, which makes calling for assistance easy. 

For those who are not comfortable with a rehab center, or a free location is not an option, here are some tips that can help.

  1. Come to terms with having an addiction and how severe it is.

  2. Set a date to start recovery. 

  3. Change your environment and avoid triggers.

  4. Distract yourself. 

  5. Forgive yourself and any not completed past attempts.

  6. Have a support group when it gets tough.

Addiction can be hard to understand. If you or someone you know is curious about addiction, Healthline is a source that can help explain the types, how it starts, and what to look out for. 




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