Once you admit that you have a problem with drugs or alcohol, the next step is to seek treatment from a licensed addiction treatment center. Some people think that there is some benefit in waiting, but this is not true. Waiting to get help gives you more time to use drugs and alcohol and puts your health at risk. This is why when interventions are staged, the family is encouraged to have a treatment facility picked out for immediate rehabilitation.
It’s normal to have reservations about going to rehab, but it’s the best chance you have at fighting the addiction and reclaiming your life. Here are five great reasons to seek drug and alcohol treatment.
Discover the “Why”
Do you ever wonder why it was YOU that became addicted? You’ve probably seen other people drink or use drugs on occasion, but they didn’t get hooked. Why did you? During individual counseling, you can discover the answer to this question. It might not be black and white, but you can gain insight and address issues that may be going on.
Addiction affects those around you. It’s an isolating disease, so your mind might be tricking you into thinking that you are happiest alone. The truth is, we are social creatures and benefit from personal interaction. Going to rehab allows you to practice social skills like honesty, forgiveness, listening and trust. Choose a rehab center that offers family and group counseling services.
Become Financially Stable
Some addicts worry about the cost of treatment, but continuing to use drugs and alcohol ends up costing more. A lot more. You’re spending money on these substances plus putting your job at risk. If you end up losing your job, you could end up on the streets. And, if you get caught using drugs, you’ll end up with hefty fines, lawyer fees and possibly jail time.
Create Distance from Your Situation
Chances are, your friends are a lot like you and use drugs and alcohol to have fun, cope with problems and more. If you don’t break away from these friends, it’s almost impossible to stop using yourself. Seeking out-of-state treatment removes you from toxic situations. You can distance yourself, achieve sobriety and stop the cycle. When you return home, you must be diligent about staying away and making new friends.
Get a Fresh Start
Drugs and alcohol do not have to consume your life any longer. By getting clean and sober, you save your life and give yourself a brand new start. Many recovering addicts who have gone through the 12 steps find themselves living happier, healthier lives than before their addictions. In other words, you won’t just be living. You will be flourishing.
Are you ready to start your journey to sobriety? Call The River Source to learn more about our integrative treatment programs that address drug and alcohol addictions.