So, things have gotten bad since your addiction has taken hold of you. But, you’re still not sure if they’re bad enough to enter into a treatment facility. Well, you don’t need to be physically addicted or suffer terrible consequences before you make the decision to enter rehab.
When substance abuse starts to affect your life in negative ways, it may be time to reevaluate your willingness to enter into a program.
Here are five signs that you shouldn’t wait any longer for treatment:
- Your family and friends have asked you to stop- When your loved ones approach you, and ask you to stop drinking or drugging, it’s a clear indication that you need help. It can be hard to accept this in active addiction, as denial plays a huge role. However, try and look at it from their perspective, and remember, they love you.
- You’ve suffered legal consequences because of your addiction- Perhaps you’ve been arrested for drunk driving, public intoxication, or possession. Maybe your addiction is so bad that you’ve resorted to theft to fund your next high. Even if you haven’t been caught, it’s likely only a matter of time before you do. It’s never too early, or too late to get help.
- You’ve tried to quit, but can’t- So, you think you may have a problem and have tried to cut back or stop using for a while but couldn’t. You may have experienced withdrawal symptoms that quickly led you back to whatever you were using. This is a red flag that you need help to get your addiction under control. It only gets harder to stop the longer you wait. Get treatment as soon as possible, this is a sure sign that you need rehab.
- You lie about your usage- Building a huge network of lies and deception in order to keep your addiction going can be exhausting. If you weren’t doing anything wrong, you most likely wouldn’t have to lie. Worst of all you’re lying to yourself. You don’t have to live a lie any longer. Freedom is only a phone call away.
- Your job or school are suffering- Even if it only started out small, like a write-up or missed class or two, it’s going to get worse. That is unless you seek treatment and finally get the help you need.
Even if your addiction isn’t “that bad”, the smart move is to get treatment before it gets “that bad.” Addiction is a progressive disease that only gets worse over time. There’s no reason to go through the potential devastation that addiction causes. If you need rehab, call us today, and speak with one of our treatment experts who can help you determine your best course of action. We are available around the clock, so call us anytime at (877)-732-6837 or (877)-RECOVERY. Because We Care.