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Why Can’t I Stop On My Own?

The problem with addiction

“I can stop whenever I want.” It’s almost clich?, but this is the phrase most addicts say to themselves at some point. They begin with the belief that they can stop using drugs or alcohol on their own, without help from anyone. Unfortunately most attempts at sobriety fail without outside support or treatment.

Why addicts can’t just quit

Why can’t drug abusers just quit? Researchers have discovered that long-term drug or alcohol abuse actually changes the way the brain works. These changes, which can last long after the addict stops the abuse, creates the compulsion to use drugs, regardless of negative consequences such as poor health, relationship problems, legal/professional problems etc.

Addiction can be overcome

So if you accept the argument that addiction is the result of actual change in brain function, you can begin to understand what profound effort is required to overcome these changes. A professional treatment program and ongoing support from other recovering addicts is the key to achieving and maintaining sobriety. Without removing oneself from the stimuli which encourages drug use (friends, stress, family, etc.) the brain doesn’t have sufficient time to create new, healthy neuropathways and relapse is more likely.

Willing participation in a treatment program gives an addicted individual their best chance of recovery.

New Hope Recovery Center is a residential drug and alcohol treatment center, located in Chicago, Illinois (IL). New Hopes staff of addiction recovery
professionals include certified addiction counselors, doctors specializing in addiction counseling, family therapist, consulting psychiatrist, licensed clinical social workers and
other treatment professionals that include adult women and men. We provide drug addiction treatment to adults 18 and over, males, females , and counseling to parents,
spouses, siblings and other family members involved in the lives of our patients. We have been successful to help alcoholics and drug addicts suffering from alcoholism
and drug addiction from drugs that include alcohol, meth “speed”, cocaine and other stimulants, narcotic opiates such as heroin, methadone, oxyContin, vicodin,
and other narcotic painkillers, and sedative benzodiazepines. New Hope is a successful drug rehab center offering the best alcohol and drug rehabilitation treatment with
a high success rate. New Hope drug rehab center will help the alcoholic and drug addict re-acquire the ethics and morals that once existed before drugs entered into their

  • Address
    New Hope Recovery Center

    2835 N Sheffield Ave
    Suite 304

    Chicago, Illinois (IL) 60657

  • Phone
    Intake and Assessment Office
    Direct: 773-883-3916
    Toll Free: 888-707-4673

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