How I Ended a Cycle of Destruction Using Tools I Learned in Treatment


How I Ended a Cycle of Destruction Using Tools I Learned in TreatmentAddiction can lead to major destruction in a young person’s life.  It ruins relationships, work life, schooling, and home life.  Because it is so hard to break away from, a cycle can begin that leads to continued drug or alcohol abuse that slowly consumes an addict’s life.  This is incredibly difficult, if not impossible, to break out of alone, which is why professional treatment is usually the safest and most effective route.

Lion’s Gate Recovery has been helping young men and women with their struggles with addiction for many years.  They have the therapy and resources teens need, so call them at 866-471-9476 to make sure your child is getting the best help available.

Using What You Learn in Treatment

The cycle of my addiction began when I was a young adult in college.  I was getting stressed out and frustrated by my workload, so I chose to let of a little steam by drinking.  I realized how quickly it allowed me to relax, so it became something I habitually did when I was nervous or frustrated.  As time wore on, I came to like the feelings of ease drinking gave me more and more.  Rather than just doing it when I was stressed out, I did it all the time, whenever I could get the chance.  I didn’t like that I felt like I needed it, though.  I started to notice the cycle when I realized that I would start to drink when I was frustrated, it would ease my feelings, I would get frustrated when I would try to stop drinking for awhile, and to ease these new feelings, I always succumbed to more alcohol abuse.  I didn’t know how I was going break out of this, which is why I’m fortunate I let my parents know what was going on, and they got me the treatment I needed.  The therapy I received taught me that I was strong enough to not have to depend on alcohol.  I gained a new sense of self-worth, confidence, responsibility, appreciation for hard work, and discipline.

Getting the Right Help for Your Child

Being taught these tools is truly what I believe allowed me to move past my alcohol abuse and become the successful person I am today.  If your son or daughter is need of professional help for any kind of substance abuse, Lion’s Gate Recovery can help by giving them these tools and many more.


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