Often when people take recreational drugs for the first time, they have a very pleasant experience. Over time they might experiment with different drugs, different quantities and different drug combinations, before they realise they have a problem. For some inappropriate drug use might have began with a genuine medical reason to use a drug e.g codeine for pain, but the habitual drug use is still there even though the issue has long gone.
Just as it is with alcohol, we can develop many unhelpful beliefs around drugs leading us to believe that we can’t enjoy life without them, or that we won’t be able to cope without them. The compulsion to use drugs can become so strong that it can feel as though we have no control and can sometimes lead to other undesirable habits and behaviours. The damaging belief systems that keep us locked into the habit are simply not true. Beliefs are not set in stone, they can be changed, and people just like you, can and do, change their beliefs, transform their lives and overcome destructive habits.
Typical reasons why people might enlist my help are: physical health concerns; mental health concerns e.g. experiencing anxiety or paranoia; financial concerns; relationship or family issues; or because its affecting their career or business. Some clients will have had traumatic past experiences, or have anxiety, confidence or self-worth issues contributing to the problem, which we work on as part of the program. My clients come from all walks of life. In my experience anyone can find themselves with alcohol or drug issues regardless of their age, gender, race or income bracket. Anything we do repeatedly becomes a habit and habits can be very compelling. Once a habit is installed you don’t have to think to do it consciously it becomes a natural part of what you do.
I can help you find your way out of the drug trap. My programs are 1 to 1, confidential, non-judgmental and tailored to you. Book a discovery call to find out more.