Addiction is a serious and scary condition for everyone involved – especially the addict. Sometimes, addiction gets to the point where the addict isn’t sure if they should go to rehab.
One quality of people struggling with addiction is denial. Often times, when an addict is debating the severity of their addiction, they will deny that they even have one.
Don’t lead a life of denial. We know that you are stronger than your addiction. If you have been debating treatment, here are five telling signs that you should go to rehab.
Do You Meet the Addiction Criteria?
In order to tell understand the intensity of your addiction, it is imperative that you educate yourself on the diagnostic criteria. Listed below are some of the signs that you may have an addiction.
- Taking larger amounts of a substance for a longer period of time than intended
- No desire in cutting down on the use of the substance
- Long amounts of time spent in pursuit of obtaining, using, or recovering from the effects of the substance
- Use of the substance leads to failure in carrying out obligations for work, school, or at home
Your Health Is at Risk
Have you noticed your physical appearance changing, or has your body felt vastly different from before you started using drugs? This means that your substance abuse has taken a toll on your health.
Both mental and physical health is impacted by the use of drugs. For example, if you struggle with opioid addiction, some changes in physical health may be:
- Fluctuation in weight
- Loss of consciousness
- Poor coordination
- Slurred speech
Some ways your mental health and cognition can be negatively impacted include:
- Memory problems
You Have Attempted Quitting Without Help
Addiction can be treated successfully and you can begin the journey of recovery, but only when you receive the proper support. Trying to quit on your own is a rabbit hole because you are likely still in the same environment where you use drugs, surrounded by addicts, and lacking healthy encouragement.
It is possible that trying to quit on your own can lead to relapse. If you do relapse upon quitting, you are required to attain another period of self-restraint to be considered an addict in recovery.
Using Drugs Is Your New Job
Whether you are not performing like you used to, or even using substances on the clock as a means of properly functioning, it’s likely that using drugs has taken a toll on your job. At this point in your addiction, you may notice your relationships with co-workers beginning to deteriorate due to your behavior.
Realizing You Need to Go to Rehab
75% of United States citizens report never having received treatment for their drug addictions. Realizing that you need professional help is one of the most empowering things you can do for yourself.
That’s why we’re ready for you. We want to help you get your old life back and will support you in staying drug-free when you go to rehab.
Are you ready for us? If so, contact us today and we will ease the burden of addiction that is weighing so heavily on your shoulders. You are stronger than you think.