Drug and alcohol abuse are incredibly common, and there’s no reason to feel ashamed about needing help to get sober. Here, we’ll take a look at how to decide if it’s time for you or a loved one to get help to move forward from addiction.
If you notice your tolerance has increased (you need more of a substance to get the same feeling as before), there’s a chance that you may be living with addiction. Noticing changes in your mental and physical health can also be signs that it’s time to get some help. It can be helpful to research addiction treatment options that provide care for both mental and physical health.
If you notice that your withdrawal symptoms are increasing, it’s a good idea to reach out for professional care.
If you find that your withdrawal symptoms make you want to use again, it’s time to get some help.
People who are in need of care for addiction may find that they prioritize their drug use over their work or school responsibilities, and may struggle to engage with hobbies. You may also find that your relationships with friends and family are negatively impacted by your drinking or drug use.
The good news is that help is out there. Reach out to your healthcare professional today to start the road to recovery.