Is my addiction really that bad to seek help?
It’s really up to you to decide if your addiction is that bad that you may need to seek help or treatment for it.
Do you really need rehab?
When addiction of alcoholism and drug it had to take or heed advice offered. Accepting the advice offer a stepping stone to breaking free from it.
The next thing is to think deeply about the situation, but many people using fail in getting sober which might help them go for the right rehab or treatment.
Getting to know the degree or magnitude of your addiction
When your life gets complicated because of the substance you use, then you are probably addicted to it. There are about eleven symptoms for addiction that can be used to determine the degree of one’s addiction and they are:
- Lack of self control
- Wastage of time purchasing the substance
- Inability to quit habit
- Lack of good relationship with others
- Reduced zest
- Life threatening substance usage
- Depreciating situation
- Withdrawing from responsibility
- Unhealthy usage
- Inordinate cravings
The degree or magnitude of the addiction is determined by how many of the above symptom is observed in an individual, if for example an individual has all these symptoms then the condition is really extreme.
I don’t think my addiction is bad enough?
If you’re asking yourself if the addiction issue is bad enough for you to enter rehab, we suggest you ask for an evaluation from a professional. They may be able to give you various options and avenues of treatment.
“You do not have to “hit rock bottom” to suffer consequences like job loss or loss of family and friends before you enter rehab for addiction.”
Addiction can quietly wreck your life and the people your loved ones lives as well. As soon as you realize your abuse is becoming an addiction, you may want to enter a rehab before it goes further.
“In many cases, detoxing without proper medical attention can be fatal.”
Are my peers also into drugs or alcohol?
When it turns out to be the case, then it will be difficult for them to offer you the need advice that can help you get sober so that you can take the bold step of obtaining the appropriate treatments.
- Are you troubled with your decision when it comes to your use of substance and your friends?
After making friends the next thing is to keep such friendship, how can you sustain such friendship if your secretive to your friend when it comes to your use of substance, it is very important you open up to them so that they can be there for you when you need them the most and be able to offer their advice to you because they are aware of you addiction problem, in fact they will become a friend born for when there is distress..
- Could you be honest enough to let them know of their problems?
Friendship which are not yet solidly grounded it is always difficult to talk about things like this, hen in such cases it is wise to have a doctor or a mental health profession to handle it properly.
When addiction condition becomes “extreme”
With the addiction spectrum one can see the level or degree of it addiction, which could be that it moved from mild to extreme or severe conditions. Hence know that it can gradually move or spread just the way cancer does should make an individual to consult the right profession health care representative.
Concealing Your Addiction Behind a lucrative Career/job
Addiction don’t work well for one who lives a double life: hide his/her use of substance behind a professional career or jobs or even friendships or appear to be keeping up while suffering with an extreme case of additions, such AN INDIVIDUAL IS a extreme-functioning addict .
As a result, alcohol and drug use will come up to an extreme-functioning addict.
Rehab: the best alternative
Getting sober from an addiction is achieved by treatment. In order to break free from addiction of drugs and alcohol it is pertinent to address both the behavioral and physical dependency issues, so that changes can be affected to the way one think and feel.
But the psychological part requires the touch of a professional health care, also it also requires detoxing, which can remove the drugs or alcohol from ones system so as to relieve the physical dependency issue.
Applying the right treatment is the best approach to successfully recovering from addiction
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About the Writer, Peter D.
Peter Dimaira is the online researcher and writer for Bright Futures Recovery Center. Peter has years of experience in journalism and joined the Bright Futures team to spread awareness about addiction, alcoholism and provide better resources on the treatment of drugs and alcohol.