Addiction is 50% addiction genealogy and 50% poor coping skills. If your parents suffer from an addiction then you are eight times more likely to develop an addiction yourself. If you do not have adequate coping skills when dealing with life stressors then you are more likely to rely on substances to cope with problems. Positive, healthy, and effective coping skills are taught daily in addiction recovery. They are an essential part to fighting and beating substance abuse once and for all.
Build a life of substance and not substances. Build a meaningful, healthy, loving life. Do not rely on substances to cope with stress. Life will always throw us curve balls, it is what we do with those that matter. Do we strike out, or do we hit a home run? We may strike out sometimes, but the important thing is to keep trying and aiming for that home run.
If you or a loved one is suffering with substance abuse, there is help out there. Research treatment facilities and schedule a tour of each rehabilitation center you visit, to ensure that it will be a good fit for your needs.
If you need more information on detox centers, treatment centers, rehabilitation centers, or sober living facilities, then call Boca House at 877-957-5113.