From dependence to independence
abuse addiction sometimes referred to as dependence is a condition
whereby, an individual has to use his/her drug of choice in order to
It is a state in which a person requires a steady
concentration of a particular substance to avoid experiencing withdrawal
It usually results in repeated adverse social
consequences, for example, interpersonal conflicts; failure to meet
work, family, or school obligations; legal problems; etc.
individual also has a need for increased amounts of the substance to
maintain desired effects, and a great deal of time spent in activities
related to substance use.
Moving from being dependent to
independent of substances is challenging but possible. Below are some
things that one can expect in this journey of recovery at BOSASNet:
• Depending on the severity of dependence, you may be referred for detoxification
• There is no “one size fits all” solution, understand that treatment will be tailor made according on your assessment
Treatment will not be limited to only substance addiction: Addiction
affects your whole life, including relationships, career, health, and
psychological well-being. Treatment success depends on developing a
new way of living and addressing the reasons why you are dependent in
the first place.
• Commitment: Attending all your scheduled
appointments is a huge key in tackling dependence. Most of our successes
at BOSASNet are by individuals who regularly attend sessions.
Group sessions may be recommended by your counsellor: spending time with
people who understand exactly what you’re going through can be very
healing. You can also benefit from the shared experiences of the group
members and learn what others have done to stay sober.
when you’re struggling with drug dependence, sobriety can seem like an
impossible goal, but recovery is never out of reach, no matter how
hopeless your situation may seem.
Change is possible with the
right treatment and support. You can find BOSASNet on Facebook, visit us
on www.bosasnet.com, or call us on 3959119 or 72659891 for more