Experiencing the following withdrawal symptoms suggests you may need medical assistance before quitting for good;
Sometimes what a person thinks of as a physical addiction is usually a psychological habit that the unconscious mind is not ready to let go of, as addicts need to use some substance or behaviour to help them cope. Often people suffering from addiction of any kind create logical loopholes around their guilt to maintain their habits. Because addiction is a symptom of the unconscious mind trying to deal with a problem, people find that they are very reluctant to let go, automatically finding excuses to continue, even though on a conscious level they know it’s killing them!
It’s not uncommon to hear;
"I'm so stressed; I need to smoke"
"My father was addicted and I'm addicted... it runs in the family"
"The thing is I have an addictive personality"
"This just hasn't worked for me"
"I like a drink! So what? I'm not harming anyone!"
And most tragically of all;
"I'm not addicted! I can quit whenever I like!"
Seeking help for the psychological underpinning of a problem is essential to successful recovery, because as long as there is a need to escape, there will always be a need for the addiction.
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