4 reasons why you should ask for help

Constantly wanting to eat candy, chips or cake, being active on social media all day long, drinking a lot of coffee to stay energetic: all addictions that people often do not realize themselves. These addictions are also seen as innocent and invisible addictions. But if they can be included in the more serious addictions, then almost half of the Netherlands is addicted. Read here why it is better to ask for help if you want to get rid of an addiction.

Getting addicted to this sort of thing is quite easy and natural, but getting rid of such an 'innocent' habit is often a problem. In short: whether it is a caffeine addiction or a heavy alcohol addiction, it's hard to stop.

1. Automatism

Asking for help means having someone who can help you if you can't do it yourself. A lot of addictions arise automatically the more often you do it. This is especially true for behavior that is socially acceptable. Grab your phone for that one social media Checking updates is such an automatism. This seems harmless, but a minute here and a minute there can quickly add up to hours spent on your mobile. 

Check it out. How many times have you checked all your messages on your phone without thinking? And how many times have you grabbed something to eat without realizing it? Because you do it unnoticed, it is difficult to stop. Try going without a cell phone for a day. There is a good chance that when your alarm goes off you immediately check your social media without noticing it. 

2. Pleasant feeling

Someone who is addicted is addicted to the pleasant feeling that the substance or action gives them. For example, many people experience alcohol as a warm, relaxed intoxication that makes drinking it pleasant. Once you are addicted, stopping is very unpleasant because you can think of nothing else than using the drug or acting according to the habit.

3. Endurance

Combating an addiction is a matter of willpower, discipline and self-control. Applying these qualities is easier for some than others. Going through the recovery process requires stamina. Resisting temptation takes a lot of energy and discipline. When it is lacking, it is easy to fall back into your mind despite your good intentions addiction or bad habits.

4. Getting Demotivated

You have decided to tackle your addiction. You are motivated and ready to go. Then something goes wrong, you have a relapse and the motivation starts to drop. When someone becomes demotivated, it is difficult to pick up the thread again. Often it seems easier to just stay addicted. It can be difficult to motivate yourself again. That is why we always recommend that you let someone know about your addiction. They can support you during a relapse by giving you another push in the right direction.

Are you unable to kick the habit, but would you like to quit? do not hesitate to contact to include. The chances of success are greater with the help of a professional. Castle Craig brings fellow sufferers together to fight their addiction together. All so that they can start a colorful and meaningful life again.