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Addictions Help Guide
It takes courage and strength to face up to any type of addiction, whether it’s alcohol, drugs, nicotine, gambling, the internet, or self-injury. But no matter how bad the addiction or how powerless you feel, there is hope and help available. Don’t give up, even if you’ve tried and failed before. You don’t have to wait until you hit rock bottom; you can make a change at any time.
Recovery is a process, and there’s bound to be some bumps in the road. But you can overcome your addiction by learning how to cope in ways that are constructive rather than destructive to yourself and others.
People often develop addictions in order to numb painful emotions, distract themselves,
or cope with overwhelming experiences. A key to permanently ending addictions is the ability
to quickly resolve stress in the moment and keep emotions in balance. Helpguides' free Bring Your Life Into Balance Toolkit
can teach you skills to manage overwhelming stress and emotions.