How do you know when you need rehab? Spoiler alert: It’s right about when you start reading articles like this. The reality is that people who don’t have an issue with drugs or alcohol don’t spend their time wondering whether they do.
Deep down, you probably get that. But if you’re still not totally convinced whether it’s time to get help, there are some key signs that your use has become a problem.
Sign You Need Rehab: You need drugs or alcohol to function.
Do you remember what it feels like to wake up and not be hungover or jonesing for a fix? If you feel sick and tired whenever you aren’t drunk or high, your body’s likely adapted to having intoxication be its base state. That’s a problem. Not only will a higher tolerance lead you to require more and more of your drug of choice to feel a buzz; but also, you’ll feel like shit when you don’t have it in your system. That’s not normal, and you don’t have to live that way.
Sign You Need Rehab: Self-medicating isn’t working anymore.
Speaking of which, your brain is even more messed up now than it was when you started drinking or using — and you’re making it worse every day. Even if you don’t know it, you probably picked up because you had some kind of deeper trauma, depression, or other mental issue going on beneath the surface. Drugs and alcohol probably felt like a solution at first, but over time it only makes the underlying problems worse — and creates new ones. When drugs and alcohol aren’t making you feel better any more, it’s time to try something else.
Sign You Need Rehab: You’re hurting the people you love.
Over time, drug and alcohol use can make you feel like a piece of shit. You might not even think you deserve a better life than the one you’ve got. If that’s the case, take a look at the people around you. They deserve a better son, daughter, husband, wife, or friend than the one you are when you’re using. If you aren’t ready to get clean and sober for yourself, start by doing it for someone you love. Eventually, you’ll realize that you’re worthy of a better life, too.
How To Start Rehab
Going to rehab is a big step, and one that you might not feel ready for. If that’s the case, start small. With our telehealth addiction treatment program, you can log in to treatment anywhere that has an internet connection. You’ll be paired up with a medical provider on Zoom, so they can assess you and customize a treatment plan. They can even prescribe medication for you to pick up at your local pharmacy.
If you’re ready to commit in a bigger way, we also offer treatment through our outpatient programs. In outpatient, you visit our South Bay office for assessment and treatment. We even offer nighttime outpatient programs as well, so there’s no excuse for not fitting it into your life.
Finally, of course we offer residential addiction treatment that allows you to focus 100%, 24/7 on getting and staying clean and sober. Residential treatment gives you the professional support you need to heal your addiction once and for all.
Still not sure whether you need treatment, and which kind could be right for you? Give us a call, and we can talk you through your options. We’ve seen and heard it all, and been there ourselves, too. No matter where you’ve been or what you’ve done, recovery is possible for you and you deserve it.
Getting Clean & Sober at Home
Today, more than 75% of hospitals and healthcare providers offer access to telehealth treatment, with 29 states having gone so far as to enact telehealth parity laws, which force insurance companies to reimburse patients for telehealth at the same rates as they would for in-person treatment.
If you’ve been thinking about getting clean and sober, or if you’ve been wanting to work on and strengthen the recovery you already have, it’s never been easier to do it through telehealth.