There are almost 23 million people in America who need treatment for their drug and alcohol issues. Less than one percent will get the help that they need. Some don’t have insurance. Some don’t know they need treatment. Some know they need treatment and choose not to go. Some don’t have access to treatment at all.
If you are wondering whether or not you need treatment for your drug and alcohol issue, look for these signs.
- You’ve put yourself or others in danger while under the influence of drugs and alcohol: Under the influence of drugs and alcohol, you tend to make reckless mistakes. It’s possible you’ve started blacking out and don’t remember the choices you make. Both drugs and alcohol impair your ability to make good decisions or judgments as well as impair your motor functions. Whether you’ve driven under the influence, had an accident, or created some other reckless situation, you have put yourself and others in danger, likely more than once.
- You’ve developed health problems as a result of your drug and alcohol abuse: When a doctor tells you that your brain will stop functioning, your liver is damaged, your lungs are at risk or your heart might stop as a result of your drug and alcohol abuse- you still might not think you have a problem. Regardless of your denial, your drug and alcohol abuse has taken a toll on your physical health in addition to your mental health. Your body can no longer keep up with the damage.
- Your withdrawal symptoms are so bad that you’d rather use than go through them: Chemical dependency is marked by the experience of physical withdrawals. Shaking, sweating, shivering, cravings, nausea, and vomiting are some of the very least symptoms. Withdrawal symptoms can be severe. When symptoms get so bad that they are unbearable, instead of fight through them, you turn back to drugs and alcohol which will just make the withdrawal symptoms happen again.
- You can’t stop using drugs and alcohol: The need for treatment can be defined through one simple statement: you cannot stop using drugs and alcohol. You might have tried pulling it back, slowing it down, not doing as much, and you may have tried quitting. Regardless, you return to drugs and alcohol at a full blown scale.
It’s okay to need help. It’s okay to have a problem with drugs and alcohol. It’s okay to go treatment. It’s okay to recover. Avalon By The Sea welcomes you to our serene and tranquil environment where the focus is on healing the mind, body, and spirit. Our trusted programs provide trusted results for residential treatment of drug and alcohol addiction. For information, call us today for a confidential assessment and more information: 888-958-7511