Journeys into and out of Heroin Addiction, Part 3: Trying to Stop

IMG_2644The decision to stop using drugs is fundamental to the process of recovery from addiction. It is the initial part of the process by which people overcome a drug addiction.

However, whilst making the decision to quit is of great importance, it does not follow that the person will in fact stop using and maintain this abstinence for a prolonged period or indefinitely. There are a wide variety of factors that influence ‘stopping’ and ‘staying stopped’.

In looking at a person’s decision to stop using heroin, we must consider the external reality and circumstances of their life, as well as the internal thought processes that occur when they make the decision to stop.

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Introduction to our Articles and Videos sections

IMG_1601In one of my blogs today, I referred to an article I wrote – on Patrick Biernacki’s research – from the Articles section of the website. I have written a number of articles on addiction recovery and related issues in the past and will load more of these articles up on the website as I have time.    

I’ll also be writing new articles and hopefully will have other writers contribute over time. For now, you can see what I hope you agree is an interesting selection of initial articles.

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