Are you struggling with addiction? Are you wondering if it’s time to talk to that loved one about getting help? Many people believe their addictions are not as severe as they appear to outsiders. You may feel that you are still “in control” and you can “stop at any time.” However, there are many signs that you may have hit a point when you need help and treatment. Waiting until you hit rock bottom can just worsen the problems and could lead you to making a mistake you can’t come back from. Included here are a few ways to know if it’s time for rehab.
Driving Under The Influence
Many people who have become addicts don’t realize when they are incapacitated. This often results in driving while intoxicated or high. In the United States, roughly 28 people die daily as a result of a drunk driver. Often, this is the person who is hit, and not the person driving under the influence. Choosing to get behind the wheel when you are under any kind of influence is an unwise choice for everyone involved.
Health Problems Created by Use
Most containers of alcohol have warning labels about the potential health risks. While certain other substances might not come with a warning, it is usually obvious to the user that these drugs are not beneficial to your health. When you reach a point when your doctor recommends you stop drinking or change your lifestyle, you know you need to quit and get help. Moderate usage does not usually result in life-threatening illnesses, so you know you are overindulging.
Your Friends and Family Notice
Do you feel the need to hide how many bottles you have gone through this week? Feeling like you have to pre-funk before going to social gatherings so you can get a decent buzz? The fact that your loved ones have noticed your excessive drinking or drug habit is a sign that you need to stop and get help. Hiding your daily habits from others shows that you are aware that what you are doing is wrong and it is creating guilt. Get help before you create a divide in relationships that cannot be bridged.
You Aren’t Acting Like Yourself
Have you ever been recovering from a particularly wild night and find yourself having trouble recalling the evening? Have you noticed that certain people appear to have become alienated from you? A big indicator of a problem is when you are becoming so far under the influence you cannot remember what happened.
Any time your loved ones are telling you that you have changed or aren’t acting the same should sound an alarm for you. Especially if you are becoming violent while under the influence against your loved ones or even strangers. Often, addicts hurt the people closest to them who offer the most help before they go to rehab. Don’t cause irreparable damage in your relationships by losing yourself to addiction, get help as soon as possible.