Narcotic Recovery and Self-Awareness

As we haved learned throughout time, Narcotic Addictions can be very difficult to overcome and many of us may ask, Why? Core issues are the result of years of self-neglect. These issues can affect the way you live your day to day life and cause strain on relationships and family ties. Eventually leading to substance abuse, after repeated encounters with trying to quit.

Key areas for self-awareness include our personality traits, personal values, habits, emotions, and the psychological needs that drive our behaviors.


Self-Awareness Theory states that when we focus our attention on ourselves, we evaluate and compare our current behavior to our internal standards and values. We become self-conscious as objective evaluators of ourselves. Various emotional states are intensified by self-awareness, and people sometimes try to reduce or escape it through things like television, video games, alcohol, drugs, etc.

People are more likely to align their behavior with their standards when made self-aware. People will be negatively affected if they don’t live up to their personal standards. Various environmental cues and situations induce awareness of the self, such as mirrors, an audience, or being videotaped or recorded. These cues also increase accuracy of personal memory.

  • http://www.aglobalrecovery.com Steve

    I think that addiction to narcotics is one of the hardest types of addiction to get over. Many times, a person needs to hit bottom before they realize that they need help.

  • http://www.aglobalrecovery.com Paul

    I had a problem for years. You simply need to admit you have a problem and decide for yourself to get help.