Fear of Embarrassment
Addicts who may realize that they have a problem but are not ready to seek treatment often think that they can take their recovery into their own hands. They think they can reduce their substance use, replace one substance with something they perceive as less harmful, or they may try to use less frequently. But so long as they continue to engage with the behavior, it will continue to have a hold on their lives. Seeking drug addiction help means that a person has to admit that they can’t handle it on their own, which some see as an admission of weakness.
But Adult and Teen Challenge Wisconsin doesn’t see it that way. Addiction is far stronger than any one person’s willpower. It promises things that will never come. To seek drug addiction help is to leave your ego aside and welcome the help of others. Addiction harms so many more people than the addict, and it takes a community, including the addict, to fight it.
Fear of Judgement
Many addicts are also afraid to stand in front of others and identify themselves as an addict. They fear that others will judge them or think that they are weak. And while it’s true that some people may actually judge you, it is also true that they are being unfair. To seek drug addiction help and admit you are an addict means shrugging off the judgments of others. This takes great strength, and once our participants realize this, their recovery accelerates.
Fear of Recovery
Other addicts know that once they begin the recovery process, they are going to enter into withdrawals. And withdrawals aren’t just a few days of feeling ill or losing some sleep. Addictions hack into the brain’s chemistry. It replaces the things that made you feel good. When you stop engaging with substance abuse, it is likely you may enter a period of depression or anxiety.
This is a natural part of the process, and it is what makes having a loving and supportive community around you so crucial. Adult and Teen Challenge USA surrounds all of our students with mentors, peers, and the love of Jesus Christ to show you that you will be alright.
Drug Addiction Help from Adult and Teen Challenge Wisconsin
Our mission is not only to vanquish addiction in the lives of those suffering from it but also to instill in them a lasting relationship with God that will shine a light into the darkest corners, exposing addiction for the evil that it is. If you or someone you know is struggling, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Your inquiry is obligation-free, and we will give you all of the information you need to make the best decision for you.
If you or someone you know is struggling and in need of drug and/or alcohol treatment, please don’t hesitate to contact us at Teen Challenge Wisconsin for more information about our residential addiction treatment center at 414-748-HELP(4357) or email us at Intake@teenchallengeonline.com. We Your inquiry is obligation-free, and we will give you all of the information you need to make the best decision for you.