The reason that many people neglect to get help for their addiction is that they either don’t realize that they have developed a dependency or are not sure if their condition is bad enough to actually require assistance. However, the truth is, if you have the slightest inclination to seek treatment for your addiction, you should always trust your gut.
There is a thin line between using and abusing drugs and oftentimes, that line gets blurred. Here is how to know if your condition is bad enough to seek help in an Indiana addiction center.
Your Health And Well-being Is Declining
Battling addiction is an emotional roller coaster. It often begins as a harmless pastime or a way to cope with the many challenges of life. As your body adjusts, you may soon find yourself in emotional turmoil often leading to severe depression. Everything around you may begin to irritate you and you may find yourself constantly paranoid for no apparent reason. The tendency to self-harm or become violent to others is an unfortunate byproduct. As a way to act out or because you have become less sensitive to your actions, you can develop a tendency to behave in a way that is risky to both your safety and overall well-being.
Aside from the emotional aspect, your body can show physical signs of decline as well. Addiction is often accompanied by weight loss, unsatiable cravings, and food-related diseases (sometimes self-inflicted). Your dependency may have advanced to the point in which you experience nausea, cramping, or immense headaches if you haven’t fed your addiction in time.
You Find It Difficult To Carry Out Daily Tasks
When going to work or school, doing laundry, taking your dog for a walk, or even grooming yourself seems like an unbearable task, it is time to check in to a treatment facility. It often begins with simply not wanting to take on your responsibilities as you usually had then soon progresses to not even being able to pull yourself together to do anything productive. Even your hobbies don’t appeal to you anymore.
Neglecting your responsibilities signify a loss of control over your life and can lead to legal trouble, bankruptcy, unemployment, or even homelessness. If you have lost interest in taking care of yourself and sustaining a secure lifestyle, you are in trouble and need to seek out assistance so that you won’t lose everything that you have worked so hard to acquire over the years.
You Want Help
As your tolerance continues to build, you find your life beginning to revolve itself around drugs and you want out. Your friends and family have probably taken notice and have expressed concern or have urged you to join a treatment center. As a defense mechanism, it is common to try and conceal your addiction so that you won’t have to feel ashamed or even isolate yourself from your loved ones completely. At this point, you may find yourself in a series of financial hardships and have lost valuable relationships along the way. It is time for a change if you have replaced the healthy relationships in your life with ones that only encourage your addiction.
Though you are at a crossroads, deep down, you know you need help. In fact, you may have even tried to stop at one point or two, but somehow, you never made it out to the other end. Maybe the withdrawal symptoms were insufferable and now you feel that getting clean is impossible. Don’t be down on yourself as quitting cold turkey can be quite rough and it can be easy to give in if you choose to embark on the journey alone.
No matter how hopeless you may feel right now, understand that you are not and will never be alone. Seeking out treatment for your addiction is the most responsible thing you can do in efforts to regain your life back. Along the way, you can meet like-minded individuals who share your same struggles and are actively in search of sobriety as well. You will also be able to connect with professionals in a confidential environment who will be determined to identify the root cause of your addiction on a psychological level and help you find internal healing so that you are not to relapse in the future. Also, at select centers, there are detox options that work against withdrawal symptoms as well. Let us help you get clean once and for all. Call us now at 833-762-3739 and speak with one of our specialist about how you can benefit from our services.