7 Signs You Need Rehab Now
Addiction doesn’t discriminate. Addiction affects people from all walks of life—race, gender, socioeconomic status, education level. Addiction is an equal opportunity foe. Admitting that you have an alcohol problem isn’t easy. It’s even harder to admit you need help. But neglecting this problem can have negative—and even deadly—consequences.
If you suspect you or someone you love needs treatment for drug or alcohol addiction, our qualified team is ready to answer questions and help you find treatment that’s right for you.
How to Tell if You Need To Go To Rehab
Although every person’s experience is different, here are seven signs that you may need to go to rehab for your alcohol addiction:
1. Family and friends are concerned
The people who know you best can a key indicator you have a problem. You may be tempted to write off the concerns of loved ones, especially if you feel you’re being judged or lectured. But don’t be so quick to tune out these concerns. If they’re saying something, it’s because they care and want the best for you. If those closest to you are concerned, you should be too.
2. You have driven a car while intoxicated
It might not seem like a big deal at the time. It never does. But driving while drunk, buzzed, or high is a very real danger to everyone in your car and everyone on the road with you, regardless of how experienced you are behind the wheel. If you are unable to manage your behavior while under the influence, it’s time to get help.
3. You have hurt yourself or others while intoxicated
Have you hurt yourself or someone else while under the influence? A car accident? Gotten into a bar fight? Broken an arm in a fall after a night of drinking? These are all signs you need help for your addiction. If you’ve had suicidal thoughts or harmed yourself while using or as a result of using, get help immediately.
4. You’re neglecting family obligations as a result of your drinking
For addicts, it’s hard to show up and be present for important events that include family and friends. Once drinking has become the highest priority in your life, you’ll often miss important occasions—your child’s athletic games, birthday parties, holidays or other gatherings with family or friends—this should signal that you need treatment for your addiction.
5. You’re experiencing negative consequences as a result of your drinking
One of the biggest signs you need help is facing negative consequences as a result of your addiction. Losing a job, getting kicked out of school, having your license suspended, being arrested, participating in crime—these are all sure signals, you need help.
6. You have tried to quit but been unable to on your own
Maybe you’ve tried to cut down your drinking or substance use but couldn’t. Perhaps you’vr even experienced withdrawal symptoms when you try to quit. This means your body is physically addicted to the substance, and you need to get help right now. Don’t wait for the addiction to get worse.
7. You’ve lied about your drinking or substance use
Perhaps you think it’s nobody else’s business, and that you’ve your drinking or substance use under control. But people don’t lie unless they have something to hide. If you are lying or hiding your behavior from others, you need help. When you accept that you need help kicking this thing, the walls can come down.
Do You Have a Problem?
Deep down, most people know when they have a problem with alcohol. If you find yourself wondering, “is this normal?” when it comes to your alcohol use, chances are, it’s probably not. Stop and take an honest assessment of your lifestyle or habits.
If you recognize these signs in yourself or someone you love, we can help. Recognizing you need help is a vitally important first step.
At Honey Lake Clinic, we believe faith-based treatment, encompassing your spiritual, physical and mental health, will provide you with the long-lasting tools and knowledge you need to break alcohol’s grip.