It’s Time for Rehab When…Signs That You Need Help
Rehab can be the difference between life and death if you’re in danger of losing your life to addiction. Knowing when it’s time to get help can be a tough thing to realize, but luckily there are lots of warning signs that you might need rehab. Be sure to look out for these signs that it’s time for rehab when…
#1: You Are No Longer Able to Function Without Drugs
Drug addiction is incredibly difficult to overcome on your own, and it may be time to seek help when you start making excuses not to leave your house and have to beg friends and family members for money so that you can get high. Those who are addicted also tend to experience changes in behavior, such as withdrawing from loved ones or isolating themselves completely. If you notice that you aren’t doing things that used to bring you joy or if drugs are causing problems in your relationships with other people, it might be time to get help before things get worse. It’s hard enough to overcome drug addiction once; having support makes a world of difference during both rehab and aftercare.
#2: You Can’t Stop Using, Even When You Want To
Many addicts feel as though they have control over their drug or alcohol use—until it’s too late. If you find yourself still using even though you want to stop, then it may be time to consider getting professional help. Your drug of choice doesn’t matter. Whether you’re addicted to heroin, marijuana, alcohol, or any other substance, feeling unable to stop using is a warning sign that you need treatment and support from a treatment centre.
#3: Running Out of Money, Having Things Stolen
It’s easy to fall into a spiral of debt and shame once you realize that your life is spiraling out of control. If you feel like your money troubles are endless or if people are stealing from you, consider getting help. The sooner you accept that there’s a problem, the sooner you can get back on track. Even if you have to start working with a therapist in your home, don’t beat yourself up about it—take care of yourself! Remember: The addict is not your fault. It takes time to change habits and thoughts; be patient with yourself while moving forward.
#4: In Danger of Arrest
If you’re constantly getting into trouble with authorities, that’s a sign that you need help. While you should never judge someone else’s actions, there are certain instances where drug abuse is so bad that it can no longer be tolerated by those around you. Police are always on high alert in areas known to have illegal drug activity, so running afoul of them can result in some rather unpleasant consequences. And if your substance abuse puts others at risk as well—such as when driving under the influence—you could potentially end up serving time in jail or prison. If either of these scenarios applies to you, it might be time to reach out for help.
#5: You Are Sick and Tired All the Time
If you’re getting enough sleep and are physically active, but still feel like crap, it could be an addiction. If you’ve tried to cut back or quit but can’t, that should also be a red flag. Addiction is usually never just about using too much of a substance (that would just be overuse). It’s about becoming dependent on something to get through each day. So if your life revolves around your particular vice—going out three nights a week, drinking beer after work every night, smoking cigarettes while doing everything else—it may well be time to go to rehab. Besides, who wants to miss out on things they love because they’re going through withdrawal?
#6: Daily Activities Are Disrupted Because of Drug Use
If your drug habit is interrupting your daily activities such as going to work, hanging out with friends or family members, or even just doing simple tasks around your house, it’s time to consider seeking help. If you find yourself unable to function and perform daily tasks, it may be time to seek assistance to help kick your drug addiction. Some of these activities include not being able to focus on anything other than getting high or coming up with ways to get more drugs. Other issues might include stealing money or valuables from loved ones and selling items that have sentimental value to get more drugs.
#7: Friends and Family Can No Longer Support You
A problem shared is a problem halved, but there is only so much that friends and family can do for you. Their hearts are in the right place, but they simply aren’t experts on your addiction or recovery. And when all they can do is listen to you talk about how drunk you got last night and what a mess your life has become, it might be time to consider getting help elsewhere. A good way to know when it’s time for rehab would be to monitor how often people around you are talking about your alcohol or drug use; if they’re discussing it more than five times a week then it might be time to seek professional advice.
#8: for Possession or Use
If you’ve ever been charged with possession or use of drugs, you should consider rehab. It’s important to note that not all drug arrests lead to criminal penalties, but if you have been arrested—even if charges were later dropped—it can still affect your ability to find a job, qualify for loans and make other decisions in life. Additionally, having a criminal record will also make it difficult to regain custody of children from protective services. If you think it is time for rehab, contact Freeman House Recovery and learn about available addiction treatment options.
#9: Health Suffers As a Result of Drug Use
Whether you’re nodding off at work, falling down the stairs, or getting in car accidents because of a dip in your concentration and focus, using drugs puts you at risk. Not only that, it’s hard to stay productive when your drug use is making it harder to focus on tasks. If you or someone you know is suffering from drug-related issues related to their health and ability to function properly, it might be time for rehab. Call us today so we can help.
Help is Available at Freeman House Recovery
Addiction is a disease, and recovery from addiction is possible. Often, loved ones of addicts feel helpless and not sure what to do about their addiction or that of a loved one. At Freeman House Recovery, we are available to help those in need. When you’re ready to learn more about how we can help your loved one, call or WhatsApp us today at +27 63 359 9555. We have helped thousands of people just like you begin their journey towards recovery.