Even after we have accepted that alcohol or drugs is damaging our lives, we can still be uncertain about how we should deal with the situation. Going to drug rehab might not be something we want to do unless we are sure it is necessary. Here are 5 of the signs that suggest you might be ready for this type of help:
1. You Are Struggling to Quit On Your Own
If you have already tried to quit on your own and failed, it would make sense that you try a different approach this time. A rehab can give you all the support and resources you need to turn recovery into a reality. If you were diagnosed with diabetes, wouldn’t you want the best treatments available? Why should addiction problems be any different?
2. You Suffer Withdrawal Symptoms When You Stop Drinking/Using
Withdrawals are a sign of physical addiction, and they being once you attempt to stop the substance or significantly reduce your intake. These symptoms can not only be potentially dangerous, but they can also be a huge drain on your motivation – you are most likely to relapse during this stage. By going to a rehab, you can be kept safe during the withdrawal period and also supported and encouraged. Read more: Women & Alcohol
3. You Can’t Imagine How You Will Cope Without Alcohol or Drugs
The hardest thing about escaping drug addiction isn’t stopping but staying stopped. You may not have much recent experience of dealing with life sober, so you may be worried about how you are going to cope. The goal of rehab is to provide you with all the tools you need to build a great life in recovery.
4. Problems Related to the Substance Abuse are Increasing in Your Life
Maybe you are a functioning alcoholic or drug user, but this doesn’t mean things won’t get really bad for you. If you notice that problems related to alcohol or drug use are increasing, you want to stop before things get any worse.
5. You Want Are ‘Sick and Tired of Feeling Sick and Tired’
Staying caught up in addiction is hard work. It means you are going to be spending a lot of your time feel ill and mentally overwhelmed. Haven’t you have enough of this already? I bet you can already guess what is awaiting for you if you continue on this path, more of the same, but rehab can allow you to move in a completely new direction.
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