Having a drug or alcohol is not something that’s new. We all have that friend(s) or family that has been struggling with their demons to get better. And as much as this may be quite direct, having a strong addiction can be a hard ordeal to deal with solely.
The decision to seek medical or psychological help can be a very tough one to make. No one would want to be stripped off of their family and friends no matter how good it would make them as a person.
The very sense of losing all that freedom to make the right or wrong choices and having a professional determine al of this for you is just daunting.
What makes my addiction severe enough to give into rehab?
Well, it’s not that hard to know if your substance abuse is an addiction or not. One sure way of determining if your addiction is extreme is if your substance intake is affecting the relationship that you have with those that are close to you or not.
If your addiction exposes you to any of the following, it is important to know that you really need some genuine help;
- Lack of control
- Relationship problems
- Worsening situations
- Changing your focus to spending a lot of time to try and get the substance in use
The most important thing is acceptance of your situation. Lots of patients often lose the battle because they choose not to accept that they have a problem and decide to brush it off.
Remember, your addiction can still get worse if you do not take the right approach towards it.