Is addiction a disease: Contrary to what some may still believe, substance addiction has long been considered.
How can addiction affect your life: Addiction has a way of sneaking into every aspect of your life.
Admit you have an addiction: The first step, even half of the battle, according to some, is admitting.
Face your addiction and come to terms with it: Even once you have admitted to yourself that you have.
Acknowledge your addiction with a loved one: It is essential to not only admit your addiction to yourself
Seek professional support: The journey through recovery is, above all else, an inward journey.
Join a support group: There is an abundance of support to be found outside of clinics.
The 12-step program: Anonymous groups also work and teach what is called the 12-step program.
Get a sponsor: Another important aspect of Anonymous meetings is getting yourself a sponsor.
Identify your triggers: Being in recovery doesn’t mean you never have to go out in the real world again.
Change your environment: Most therapists and addiction experts recommend you change.
Change your company: The second core aspect is to change the company you keep.
Change your routine: The third core aspect may be the most difficult, but in some ways will also come.
Exercise: Something that can be a huge help in recovery is taking up exercising.