Hawaii is a paradise on earth, but if you or a loved one has a drug abuse problem or face alcoholism, it can be a hell on earth. The drug addict or alcoholic cannot control himself or herself. They are not weak, they are not morally bankrupt, they are not lacking in willpower. They have a disease. They can’t beat it without help.
The help they need can come in many forms. Maybe they will bottom out and take the first step themselves, or maybe loved ones will need to get together and have a drug intervention or alcohol intervention. Either way, they have to take that first step. And once they do, they will need help, support, and wise counseling. They need to find a treatment program, either a drug treatment program or alcohol treatment program.
There are many excellent treatment centers in Hawaii that can help you turn your or your loved one’s hell on Earth back into the paradise on Earth that Hawaii should be. Treatment centers offer the addict a unique opportunity to get the right kind of help to overcome their affliction. Treatment centers have medical professionals; peer counselors who understand your affliction, and can help you overcome it. Treatment centers also have psychological professionals who can help you with the psychological component of addiction, or other mental or emotional problems in the case of a dual diagnosis.
Overcoming this disease is one of the hardest things a person can do. Drugs and alcohol have the power to change your body and your psyche. They quite literally can rewire your brain so that you need your drug or your drink just to feel normal. If you stop, you quite literally can get very physically ill. It’s called withdrawal and with the right help, you can beat it.