Rehab for substance abuse disorders is an opportunity to focus on your health and get treatment for your addiction. There is no one sign that clearly indicates whether rehab is right for you. To assist you in your journey, here are 4 signs you need to go to rehab.
- You are reading this article. Rarely do people that do not need rehab wonder if they should go. Rehab is not something that people without substance abuse issues contemplate. If you are wondering if your drug or alcohol abuse is a problem, it’s an indicator that it likely is. Whether you are experiencing remorse after a blackout, concerned you finished your pain medication prescription early, or are in trouble with the law listen to your gut. If you are wondering, reading this article is a great first step.
- Your alcohol or drug use is causing problems in your relationships. Friends and family may have expressed concern about your drinking or drug use. If more than one friend or family have mentioned concern, consider that they may be right. Most people do not broach the subject of alcohol or drug abuse unless they are gravely concerned. Another relationship problem may be hiding how much or how frequently you drink or do drugs. Being secretive about your drinking or drug use is a red flag. One question you may ask yourself is why you feel secrecy is necessary if you don’t have a problem.
- You have built up a tolerance. If you need increased amounts of drugs or alcohol to get the same effect, this is an indicator that your body is addicted. This is very dangerous and increases your risk of overdose. This is a good indicator you should seek help immediately.
- You numb feelings by drinking or doing drugs. If you tell yourself you need a drink at the end of the day this is something to note. You may rationalize that you are going through a difficult time in life or work is especially stressful right now. When you begin to get used to the cycle of relief from drugs or alcohol it can increase your problems. Using drugs or alcohol to treat emotional problems is troublesome.
If you have any of the signs mentioned above calling a rehab and talking about your unique situation is a great place to start. Treatment will help. Recovery is possible. Everything is going to be alright.
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