How do You Know that it is Time to Seek Treatment for Your Substance Abuse?
It is common knowledge that what starts out as a recreational use of illicit substances can quickly spiral out of control. This is not to say that everyone who ever has a drink of alcohol or smokes marijuana will become an addict, but far too many do. When this happens, according to the National Center on Drug Abuse, there are treatment options for every person and every situation. But, how do you know that you need treatment?
You Feel Out of Control
When it begins to feel like the need for your drug of choice is determining everything that you and every decision that you make it is time to get help.
Your Job is in Jeopardy Because of your Drug Use
If your boss has threatened to fire you, given you poor reviews, or you have missed a considerable amount of work time, your drug use is endangering your employment.
You Have Lost your Job Due to your Drug Use
If you have allowed drugs to make you lose your job for lack of attendance, tardiness, or being high at work, you have a problem.
You Have Lost Relationships Due to your Drug Use
Addiction takes over your life to the exclusion of everything and everyone else, damaging relationships.
Your Friends Start to Avoid you When you are Drinking or on Drugs
If your use of substances of abuse has driven your friends away, it is a sign that it is time for a change.
Your Family Mentions Treatment or How Out of Control your Drinking or Drug Use is
When those who care about you most tell you that you have a problem, it is time to listen. Family members are often forgiving, even to a fault, so you have to know things are bad if they are mentioning it.
You Have Lost your Family Due to your Drinking or Drug Use
If your substance abuse has reached the point where it is more important than your loved ones it is time to seek help. Family members are the most important people in your life.
You Have Had a More than One Blackout
Blackouts are never a good thing, and when they happen repeatedly you are putting your life in danger. This is a sure sign that your drug or alcohol use is out of control.
It is Interfering with Your Life
Drugs and alcohol will eventually take everything from you, including your life, unless you stop.
You Question Whether you Need Treatment or Not
If you are wondering whether or not you need treatment, then you do. As soon as that thought crosses your mind, it is time to seek out a way to stop your drug or alcohol abuse. Preliminary research into treatment programs often leads to more questions than answers. Don’t be discouraged. Call us at 800-683-3270 (Who Answers?) . We can answer your questions, and help you find the treatment that you need today.