Opiate Addiction and Recovery

methadone35With an estimated two million people in America dealing with an opioid problem, finding solutions is obviously important to a great many individuals and families. Drug addiction treatment has been around for many decades as have Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous self-help programs.

Opioid dependency, in particular, can be a very tough addiction to live with due to the powerful physiological addiction (and withdrawal syndrome) that opiate addicts must face. However, people find recovery every day. Or perhaps more accurately said: People choose the path of recovery every day.

Recovery from opiate addiction is entirely possible and always available. Unfortunately, addiction tends to wear people down and sap one's energy. For this and other reasons, individuals will sometimes put off seeking treatment telling themselves "I'll call for help tomorrow." When tomorrow comes, something else seems to inevitably pop up delaying the decision yet another day.

Recovery is literally waiting. It is an open door. And one only needs to decide they are willing to step forward to get the process started. This first step is sometimes a simple phone call, or asking someone to help you find a recovery resource. There is an old saying "Today is the first day of the rest of your life."

Recovery represents an investment in the rest of one's life. Waiting for things to change does not work. But you do not have to wait around. Decide to take action, and set the wheels in motion. Your recovery … begins with an honest desire to get help. Do something today. Choose recovery. Make the call. Ask for help. The rest of your life is waiting for you.