PHILADELPHIA, PA, August 28, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- KLEAN Treatment Center
, which specializes in individualized drug and alcohol addiction treatment strategies, knows that drug addiction can take hold very quickly. A person who may believe they are just participating in harmless recreational drug use may almost instantly find themselves basing their entire life around their substance of choice. For this reason, the team encourages individuals and their families to put a stop to addictive patterns before they escalate into full-blown addiction. They applaud a new article
explaining some effective strategies for doing this.
Many individuals start off using drugs as a way to cope with the daily pressures of life. This may include work stress, money issues, or family problems. However, this coping mechanism quickly can turn into addictive behaviors that destroy a person's life. For this reason, an individual should locate healthy ways of dealing with stress. For some people this includes exercising, while others find that journaling or spending time with a friend prove useful. Though drugs may provide temporary relief from pain and stress, they actually amplify the effects of these problems once the person has come down off of a high, thus making the issues seem even more insurmountable.
For some people, seeking treatment from a therapist or a counselor proves necessary in order to manage stressful situations in a healthy way. Some individuals are dealing with depression and anxiety and do not realize it. Because of this, they turn to drugs when they could actually benefit from therapy or medications that are prescribed by a doctor. Seeking treatment for mental health issues is one of the most effective ways to prevent the need for illegal drugs. Treatment allows a person to cope and move past struggles, thus preventing them from having to self-medicate.
Lifestyle also counts when it comes to preventing drug addiction from taking hold. It is easy to let one aspect of a person's life take precedence, which can lead to stress or depression. Instead, an individual should try to lead a balanced life, and should focus on the activities that they enjoy.
Though it is necessary to focus on work, for example, it is also important to build in time for hobbies and family members and friends. This prevents a person from feeling isolated and bored, and can help curb the urge to turn to drugs.
When a person has relationships and interests that they feel deeply invested in and passionate about, it makes it easier to pass up drugs and alcohol in favor of healthy uses of time. For this reason, an individual looking to steer clear of drugs should make it a point to create a fully developed life for themselves. This includes plenty of strong friendships, hobbies, and modes of relaxation that are healthy. This is a terrific way to deter drug use or addiction.
"Unfortunately, a person can quickly slip into drug addiction when they were really just hoping to experiment or let off some steam. We see it happen quite frequently. The best way to avoid falling into the grip of addiction is to simply avoid drugs altogether. When a person has a happy, full life, this is an easy task," states the team at KLEAN Treatment Center.
KLEAN Treatment Center
is a well-respected and established drug and alcohol treatment facility. The center features three locations: one in West Hollywood, California, one in Long Beach, Washington, and one in Astoria, Oregon. The facility is proud to offer highly specialized and personalized treatment plans to those trying to fight back against drug and alcohol addiction.