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Denying an Addiction Makes Recovery Difficult

Denying an Addiction - The Bergand Group

Before a person is able to begin their journey toward recovery, they may be stuck within the dangerous mindset of denying an addiction. It could be that they are unable to face their own substance abuse, or it could be the habits of a loved one, but either way, this denial can prove very harmful for their ability to find treatment.

The Extensive Dangers of Denying an Addiction

“When we use denial to defend ourselves or cope with what we feel, we contradict the reality of a situation or attempt to adjust to a circumstance by neglecting its impact.” This is so often seen in cases of addiction as individuals are unable or unwilling to admit the depths of their situations, or when family and friends can’t face the actions of a person that they care about. Nobody likes to think about the possibility of deeply negative consequences, but those consequences often arise anyway and are then unable to be ignored, once things have moved past the point of no return.

Someone denying an addiction should ideally come to accept the situation, but there’s more to it than that. There is a reason that they developed an addiction in the first place, after all, and ignoring that impetus can pose its own set of problems. The person in question should work with a professional, once in treatment, to address that – whatever it is – in order to know for sure that it won’t serve as the catalyst for drug or alcohol abuse again in the future.

To learn more about options for addiction treatment and for recovery in Maryland, contact The Bergand Group. We offer recovery programs for yourself or for others or are seeking education materials about addictions. The Bergand Group is Maryland’s leading addiction treatment and recovery center and offers support for those struggling with addiction and mental health issues, including direction for those who may be denying an addiction.  We can help you to work through your addiction in a safe and healthy environment where everyone is committed to your care.

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About The Bergand Group:

At The Bergand Group in Baltimore and Harford County, Maryland, our therapists have more than twenty years of experience in the mental health and addiction fields. Our focus is on providing comprehensive mental health care and appropriate care for addictive disorders. We offer both alcohol rehab and drug rehabilitation. If you or someone you know is struggling with alcohol or substance addiction, there is help available. We also offer several other services, including family therapy and counseling. We can help. Contact us today.[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]

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