The Disease of Addiction

The sands of time stop for no mortal living creature. We are given such short lives and thrown limitless options on how to pass the hours on the clock. The hours turn to days, the days to weeks, weeks to months, and months to years. At the end of the day, everybody is only striving for their little piece of happiness. We all want to be able to sleep comfortably and have a reason to get out of bed every day. Sometimes, though, life just isn’t as simple as that makes it seem. Everybody on this planet has their inner demons that they are constantly battling. We, as in human beings, live in a world where there is so much temptation. So much that is forbidden, yet somehow we have to find a balance with what is acceptable and what is not.

As we progress through the trials and tribulations we know as the game of life, we learn and forget all sorts of new methods and concepts. Human beings are generally adaptive and we learn to survive through adversity, but we are not invulnerable. Life is an unfed beast that will eat you in a heartbeat if one does not stay on their toes. Many of us take the route of partying and trying to accentuate that state of feeling good, only for it to blow up in our faces down the road. Often times when taking this road, many people run into the disease of addiction that was lying dormant inside of them.

Addiction is a warlord of a demon that when awoken will take a hold of the addict or alcoholic’s soul. It squeezes the life out of you and destroys all ambition or anything else one might have going for themselves. It’s a disease in the sense that it never goes away for the addict/alcoholic. There isn’t any known cure for it except working some sort of a 12 step program and attending self-help meetings such as Alcoholics or Narcotics Anonymous. Even that right there isn’t a cure but only a solution that treats the disease as needed.

The disease of addiction ropes the individual into chemical dependency and/or forming other habits that can be harmful to a person’s health. It tells the affected person to seek harmful patterns and behaviors despite the detrimental results that follow because of poor choice making. As the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous says, “Remember that we deal with alcohol- cunning, baffling, powerful”. It takes a strong mental hold and can sway whichever way we go with every step. You see, as human beings, we have the power of choice. We have the option to pick left instead of right, and we can usually pick up what is right and wrong in most situations. Coupled along with our addiction, we have the power to make our world come crashing down on us in a matter of a few split seconds. That’s what this disease does and that’s what it wants. Our power of choice becomes severely clouded while processing all the intoxicants we stuff into our bodies. Addiction and alcoholism will tell us to go with the more thrilling option, regardless of the penalties that might follow suit. It’s up to the addict/alcoholic to recognize when the trouble begins to start brewing up in our attics. Whenever there is a problem, there is a solution- and that solution usually begins with us. The old saying in the rooms of A.A. goes, “life is about 10% of what happens to you and the other 90% is about how you deal with it”. This statement couldn’t be more accurate for those of us with addictive personalities.

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Making a Contribution to the Solution

The resolution begins right where the problems usually do, and that’s with our doing. Once an individual can identify the disease of addiction taking over, it is here that the changes can be made to embark on a life of being happy, joyous, and free. First things first, dropping the substances is recommended for all who are serious about overcoming the grasp addiction has on them. After all, it’s these same substances that we cherish that are destroying all the better parts of our lives. Allowing our minds to clear from the haze will really change our perspective on things and allow healthy rational emotion back into the picture frame. Numbing away emotion and our thought processes can really change the outcome of life. Once we start to clear up, it becomes apparent how much of a wreck our lives were turning into. All aspects of life were becoming unmanageable as we sat by powerlessly with not a clue on how to keep moving forward.

So we kick all the intoxicating garbage to the curb and we start diligently changing certain aspects of our life. The disease of addiction never stops and so to keep it at bay we mustn’t either. Fighting off the disease is a life-long battle that really only takes a little bit of work to keep up with. Taking an introspective look at ourselves and diagnosing how the course of events went in a single day shouldn’t be too much to ask for when in concern with life or death situations. What it really boils down to is how much you want that peace of clarity that you can enjoy life with. We addicts/alcoholics try to convince ourselves that we are still enjoying the using lifestyle, but deep down we know how empty and exhausting it feels. We know in our hearts that there is a happier way of life without the burden of needing to ingest chemicals 24/7. Sometimes it really just takes that leap of faith peppered with hope and the results can be extravagant beyond one’s wildest dreams.

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This ferocious monster of a disease will take anybody it can get. Some are able to live the party lifestyle and at the end of the day walk away from it all and still maintain their sanity. For many of us, this isn’t even close to the case. Our lives revolve around the idea of consuming substances and we struggle to find the good in situations we continuously delve into. There is hope though and struggling doesn’t have to be the guarantee. If you or a loved one has been struggling with getting a firm grasp on sobriety and need detoxification, please call 1-877-978-3125 or visit www.coastaldetox.com. Our teams of specialists are waiting by to help figure out what options are best for sending your life in a comfortable direction that you can proudly stand behind.

Jodi Silverman Goldberg
Jodi Silverman Goldberg
2022-03-21
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Matthew Mcnulty
2022-03-07
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Mary Katz
Mary Katz
2022-02-26
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My experience with Coastal has been one of empathy, kindness and family. From Admissions to Nurses to techs I have never felt so cared for. Food and drink 24/7. Coastal is a place I went twice. First time 14 days next 6days later for another 11. At 59 and umpteen detoxes Coastal by far is Heaven Sent! As a Nutritionist and Trainer, I'm so happy to be back....the Mary ,who was lost:)
vicky ehr
vicky ehr
2022-01-29
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Great place . Helped me so much I am a 64 year old woman and this place got me sober with dignity and kindness. I highly recommend it plus the food is incredible. Rooms are really well laid out. 2 guys to a room . Each bed has its own t.v with head sets so you dont bother your roomate. Take an extra pillow and comfort blanket from home. At least 3 pairs of pj’ s sock and shoes and comfortable clothing fit. You do your own laundry there. I will send you the link to look at. After thinking all morning this is hands down the place for you. Lots of young people and fantastic therapists. For my wonderful son who suffers. From addiction the way I do.
Melissa Lorina
Melissa Lorina
2022-01-13
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I am the mom of an addict. My son arrived at Coastal Detox on his own...very torn...very broken...tired of being sick and tired.I can not rave about this place enough. From the 1st phone call, it all went great! Great staff, great nurses, very helpful at all times...very caring and loving. He has chosen to go forward with a program...which is amazing to me...this is a break through for sure! If your reading this and are trying to decide wether to come here or not...hands down...the answer is yes!!! This place is amazing and changed my world for sure! I pray all that enter these doors, finds recovery! It is possible and this place is amazing!!! They should have 10 Stars!!! Awesome experience for me to witness the 1st day of the rest of my son's life sober!!! I am so grateful for this place...pick them...pick recovery!!!💜💜💜💜💜💜💜
John Doe
John Doe
2021-12-02
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The staff is very caring it’s extremely clean with delicious food ( healthy and comfortable). It’s 4 stars because the administration just needs some work. It’s still one of the best places I’ve been too. Thank you to ALL the staff you made me feel loved , safe , and helped me through some very difficult times. If you need a detox that cares this is the place to go!

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