My name is Robert Maxwell and I am an expert when it comes to beating addiction. I have helped many people struggling with all sorts of addictions beat them each and every day. So how do you overcome your addiction? I will give you easy to follow steps with instructions for stepping down off your high addiction horse. Follow the steps to freedom. If you or someone you love suffers from addiction and you need some advice, see the Additional Resources section at the bottom of this article for organizations that can help. The guide that follows will be a template that you and your child can use after you have determined they have an addiction.
- Knowing that you need to quit is the first and most important decision you can make. You are aware of your addiction and want to change. Good for you
- Time for change. Now that you are aware and want to quick you will need to define what you want your life to be. This will take time. Go easy on yourself, and say I can do it, I can change
- You now know what you want your life to be like so you are 20% on your way. At any point during this journey, you will want to go back to your old ways. Time to write down on a 3 by 5 postcard why you quit. Keep this with you at all times. Look at this when you go into an activity that would normally bring you back to your addiction.
- Lets recap. Now it is time to set a date on completion of this goal. When putting down a date, do not be too aggressive otherwise it may seem too hard
- You are aware and want to quit
- You have decided to quit
- You have written down what you want your life to be
- You have given yourself protection against yourself with the 3×5 postcard
- Will power alone will not do it for everyone.
- Find yourself a buddy who is not addicted to anything.
- Join a support group
- Tell everyone that you have the problem and you have decided to quit
The best advice I can give you is that you are not alone. You have family and friends that want to help you and support you.