Scared – In the Tarzan movies I watched as a kid, there were these natives with blowguns who would shoot darts coated with poison that would render a person temporarily paralyzed. Fear can do the same thing – paralyze us into inaction. Fear of failure, of rejection, of success, of the future, you name it, we get too scared and we freeze up.

One practical aid is to change your lifestyle. Going back to your old haunts can be fatal. Many who succeed do so by joining a group or club where alcohol is not part of the culture and where they can find something interesting and worthwhile to do. Keep going to your support group but make a change in the things you do and the people with whom you mix.

Once you accept the fact that this is a lifetime process you can begin to look at your options and choose a competent alcohol treatment center with your needs in mind. Do not settle for second best when making this decision. Look at their reputation and find out their history. Are they fully endorsed and qualified by authority figures, or are they shunned by those in the know? Do not be fooled by those that promise get well quick programs and places that guarantee success. No one can guarantee you will walk away free from the binds of alcoholism. If they do, walk away.

The foregoing will make you to take some steps that will make you quit alcohol on your own. It is really important for you to depart from the source of temptation. This may include separating yourself from alcoholic friends. Also, try and politely turn down invitation to gatherings that will make you drink.

Once you start taking drugs regularly over a period of time, your body begins to build a tolerance for it. This means that over time you will need more of the drug for it to have the same desired effect. Knowing this is the first step toward getting help. This makes it easier to understand that a gradual decrease of dosage over time is the best solution to beat the habit, and that is where the drug rehab center plays a major role.

There are many non profit organization in The United States that serve lower income or uninsured participants. You can find the list in your local social services. You just need to find one of them. Some of these social organization offer comprehensive program with a good environment.

Under the ‘who are they hanging out with’ category is also this question – Are they around people who belittle them or blunt their sense of purpose, self-esteem and value? Or someone whose expectations they’re constantly trying to live up to? Parents or a spouse who is ‘disappointed’ in them, their lives or even their career choice? This can come in many forms. The person could even be overwhelmed by societal conditions they feel they can’t do anything about. A good drug treatment center addiction treatment center will also look into this.

Additionally, you need to look at the kind of staff the rehab is equipped with. All centers will tell you that they have the best. Please, don’t take their word. You need to make certain that they have qualified staffs that have medical and related qualifications that will enable them to help you or a loved one. Simply and politely request for this information. Some of them will have it on their site. If its not available, try and ask for it. It should not end there. Conduct a background check on the staffs. This will help you to know if they are capable to help you.