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How to Recover From Addiction

Addiction recovery always has two things in common: it is a highly personal experience, and it is not easy. On many occasions, it is difficult to realize that you have a drug addiction. Addiction is defined as a chronic, relapsing brain disease that is characterized by compulsive drug seeking and use, despite harmful consequences.[1]

Once you realize you are an addict, you must choose to move forward and get the help you need. At first, it can be difficult to let people help you get better. But as you submit to recovery, you will learn to take responsibility for your own life.

Recognize the Severity of the Situation

the canyon malibu treatment centerCocaine addiction recovery involves a certain amount of self-awareness to start. If you can’t be objective about your addiction, you may not recognize how serious your situation is.Not only is your day-to-day life affected by your cocaine addiction, but the short-term health poblems you’re experiencing may soon turn into long-term medical issues.

In some cases, these medical issues can even be life threatening. A financial difficulty can quickly evolve into bankruptcy and legal problems.These issues can result in owing hefty fines and possibly doing time in jail. Fights with your significant other or family members can mean broken homes and destroyed relationships. Recovering from cocaine addiction starts with realizing that you need help.


Choosing the right cocaine rehab for you means finding a place that can handle your specific issues.

If you suffer from co-occurring mental or psychological disorders like depression or eating disorders as well as addiction, then you need dual diagnosis treatment.[2] It is important to treat both of those things simultaneously. If you prefer to experiment with alternative therapies, then you need to find a place that gives you some say in the therapeutic options you choose and updates your treatment plan and schedule throughout your stay as you progress.

Forgive Yourself

Forgiving yourself for the choices you made under the influence of cocaine may be one of the most difficult parts of recovering from the illness of cocaine addiction. When you return home after cocaine rehab, you will confront the aftermath of your addiction. Going home is not the end of your recovery but a beginning of your new life.

Recovery at The Canyon

We at The Canyon are ready to help you start the healing process with a customized plan to meet your personal needs.The recovery process starts with a phone call. You can set up a tour or ask any questions you may have about our facility. We are here to provide you with the highest quality care available.

[1] The Science of Drug Abuse and Addiction: The Basics.

[2] Dual Diagnosis.