Drug Dependency and the Groundhog Day Effect

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Jan 28, 2016

Drug Dependency and the Groundhog Day Effect


When you love someone who has an alcohol or drug dependency, everyday can feel like you live in the movie Groundhog Day. For those of you who haven’t seen this amazing movie starting Bill Murray circa 1993, it’s essentially about a guy who wakes up everyday and does exactly the same thing. Seemingly, he is the only one that notices that everyone is just doing the same thing day in and day out. The movie itself is a bit of an acquired taste and you really only need to watch it once before you start to feel crazy but for people living with a drug dependency, this repetitive story line is a reality. As it turns out it’s not as funny when it’s not happening to Bill Murray.

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When Your Loved One Has a Drug Dependency

Watching someone you care about consistently fall down only to get back up and continue to use is one of the worst feelings. You see them doing the same thing day in and day out and you just want to understand why they do this to themselves. It’s always just one more drink or one more hit. Chances are that, besides knowing that it makes them momentarily feel good, your addicted loved one doesn’t even really know why they want to do drink or use. It’s just become second nature to them, something they need to do in order to survive.

So, How Do You Break the Cycle for Good?

For many addicts, finding the right recovery center or treatment facility can feel impossible. With the varying features, iffy insurance co-pays, not to mention the logistics, those who are in need of treatment will go from recovery center to recovery center, trying to find the one that is just right. Wouldn’t it be so nice if you could just find “the one” the first time around?

Here at recoveryas.com, we totally get it. Plainly put, finding treatment sucks. But it doesn’t have to. Whether you’re struggling with a substance abuse addiction yourself or you are concerned for a loved one that is, we can help you find the right treatment program that will work the best for you

If you or a loved one is ready to conquer an addiction to drugs or alcohol, recovery is possible. recoveryas.com can give you or your loved one the resources necessary to make a turnaround into lifelong sobriety. Call 1 (877) 968-6283 and we will locate a facility offering the recovery treatments you need, all at no charge to you. With the right chemical addiction treatment, thousands of people are finding lasting freedom from their alcohol or drug dependency.

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