Overcoming Addiction

It is Possible to Overcome Addiction

If you or someone you know would like to overcome an addiction, please do not do it on your own.  An addiction is a very powerful dependency that can have highly dangerous withdrawl symptoms.  As a result, seeking professional help is highly encouraged.


A thorough medical checkup is absolutely necessary as a means of ruling out any medical problems that could be caused by an addiction to drugs or alcohol.


Seeing a professional in chemical dependency in order to assess substance use and to confirm the existence of addiction is also necessary.  Such assessments are available at certain hospitals, community mental health agencies, and community abuse centers.


While professional help is often necessary in overcoming an addiction, there are a few things that can be done on one’s own in the initial stages of recognizing an addiction.

1.    Do not ever drive while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

2.   Take the time and initiative to truly learn and realize the life-long repercussions of the specific addiction.  Realize the positive impact of overcoming the addiction. 

If you really are serious about overcoming your addiction and would like professional help in doing so, please call us today.  Call (617)395.5806 or visit the Thrive Boston Addiction Counseling website at http://www.thriveboston.com.  

We can help.