According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, there are different forms of addiction. Psychedelics are psychologically addictive. They cause a mental need rather than a physical one. While you are in treatment for a psychological addiction, it is extremely easy to relapse because you forget why you are in treatment. In physical addiction, you have the withdrawal symptoms to remind you. Fortunately, there are some common mistakes people make and once you know them, you can avoid them.
Mistake 1: Allowing Yourself to Romanticize your Addiction to Psychedelics
This is the number one mistake people make while they are in treatment for an addiction to psychedelics. If you let yourself reminisce about how much fun it would be if you would use again, you will slip.
Mistake 2: Believing that you are Above Treatment
Giving in to the idea that you are above treatment once you start treatment is a huge mistake. Many people think that some of the things that they are asked to do when they are in treatment are silly or stupid. When you think you are above the treatment your treatment fails.
Mistake 3: Not Working Hard at your Recovery
Recovery is work. If you do not actively work at your treatment, it will fail.
Mistake 4: Making Excuses for your Addiction and Relapse
It is a mistake to make excuses as to why you use or why you want to use again. It is easy to convince yourself that you need the drug or you need to use in order to function.
Mistake 5: Falling Back into Old Habits
One of the biggest mistakes you can make is to fall back into old habits This includes hanging out where you used to do drugs or behaviors that made you start to use in the first place.
Mistake 6: Giving into Loneliness
Loneliness and isolation makes many people turn to drugs. By allowing yourself to give into the loneliness, you might find yourself failing at treatment.
Mistake 7: Thinking you Can Handle it Before you are Ready
Many people leave treatment too soon. When you do this you wind up with an incomplete ability to deal with the drugs. Without the lessons that you learn throughout treatment, you can fall right back into relapse.
Mistake 8: Negative Thinking
When you start to think that treatment will not work, it stops working. Negative thinking is a barrier to treating psychological addiction. Only by thinking positively, can you overcome the addiction.
Mistake 9: Hanging out with Friends who Use
When you decide to contact the friends that you have to use and hang out with them even for a little while, you are setting yourself up for failure and relapse.
Mistake 10: Not Reaching out When you Need Help
Another huge mistake people make when seeking psychedelic drug addiction treatment is to not reach out when they need help. If you need help with a psychedelic drug addiction, call use at 1-800-895-1695, we can help.