The New Year is all about saying goodbye to the old and welcoming in the new. This is a time of year when people traditionally feel more enthusiastic about change, and this is expressed in the form of resolutions. Going to rehab can be the most life-changing decision you ever make, and here are 5 compelling reasons for why you should consider it in the New Year:
1. You Have Already Lost Enough Time to Addiction
Some days are better than others when you are caught up in drug addiction, but it is not going to be possible to create sustainable positive change in your life so long as you are controlled by intoxicants. Every day you continue to devote to this behaviour is a day lost, and life is too short to be wasting time like this.
2. It Can Mean Your Last Ruined Christmas
Maybe you tried hard to control your drinking or drug use over the holiday season, but the likelihood is you ended up doing things you regretted due to intoxicated. Maybe you didn’t directly upset a love one, but the fact that you were preoccupied with your drug will have been sensed. By getting sober now, you won’t have to worry about ruining another Christmas.
3. Make a New Year’s Resolution You Can Keep
Most of the resolutions people make at this time of year don’t survive January but by going to rehab you can commit to long-term sobriety. This means next year really can be better than this one – instead of getting more of the same, you get to begin a wonderful adventure called sobriety.
4. It can be a New Year’s Gift to Your Loved Ones
Getting sober just for other people isn’t a great motivation for choosing recovery, but your loved ones are going to benefit from your decision. You almost certainly never meant to cause harm to anyone, but the effects of your addiction is going to impact your loved ones.
5. You Are Taking a Huge Risk by Continuing with the Substance Abuse
If you delay getting help for your addiction problems, you are gambling with your life. The feeling that you have plenty of time to deal with this issue is just another form of denial. Even if you are a high functioning substance abuser, your situation is dire, and you need to get sober as soon as possible – otherwise, there might not be another New Year when you can get the help you need.