Per Wickstrom on Beating Addiction
Stories related todrugs and substance abuse are forever infiltrating the news on a national andlocal level and even the biggest celebrities and professional athletes are notimmune to making the front pages due to one addiction oranother. As recently as last fall, the news was all about basketball great,Lamar Odom, and his ongoing battle with drug addiction. Found in a Nevada brothel, near death, Odomwill need to undergo extensive drug rehab before moving on with his life in thehopes of getting a new kidney which he so desperately needs.
The Hidden Side of Addiction
One of the issueswhich Per Wickstrom, Founderof A Forever Recovery Battle Creek, finds common todrug abuse is the fact that there is a hidden side to addiction that compoundsthe problem many times over. Just as in the case of Odom, if there areperipheral health concerns that need to be addressed to sustain life, it isvirtually impossible to do as a result of the person’s addiction. Odom is beingtold that his kidney transplant surgery is placed on almost permanent holdunless he can conquer his demon of drug abuse, particularly cocaine. Not onlyis his abuse of illicit drugs compounding his health issues but also preventinghim from getting the help he needs to live a normal, healthy life. This is the often hidden side of drugaddiction and one that Wickstrom believes has been given too little attentionover the years.
The Benefits of Conquering Addiction Once and For All
It should be obviousby this point that conquering drug addiction once and for all should be everyaddict’s ultimate goal. Wickstrom says that it is a journey that will mostlikely last an entire lifetime but one that can be accomplished. Even knowingthat there are health issues involved doesn’t always motivate an addict torecover so the key to beating addiction is to find that seemingly unfathomabletrigger that sets an addict over the edge towards recovery. It can be done andWickstrom himself is living proof that addictions can be conquered. Whetherthere are current health issues involved as in the case of Odom, or the potential for health issues in thefuture due to genetics or lifestyle factors, beating addiction must be aprimary focus if there is any hope of extending one’s lifespan.
Finding the Hidden Trigger
A Forever Recoveryseeks to help clients find that trigger, that missing link that often leads todrug addiction so that recovery can be accomplished holistically, without theneed of other toxic substances in the process. A healthy recovery means reachingwithin to find that inner spot that needs healing sans the use of psychoactivedrugs. The focus should be all about getting healthy, not masking the symptoms.With so much abuse of illicit drugs prevalent in today’s society, it will be a hard nut to crack but one that AForever Recovery is willing to meet head on and one they are able to conquer asevidenced by their huge success rate, beginning with their fearless leader.
Focus on health andrecovery is made that much easier. That’s what real drug rehab is all about,healthy living and that’s what A Forever Recovery wants you to know.