When to seek help for an addiction to drugs and alcohol
The Addiction Solutions Victoria rehab at home program provides all participants an authentic opportunity to recovery from drugs or alcohol and learn the tools needed to avoid relapse. Clinical, psychological, family, recovery and peer support are provided.
Many people get stuck in addictive patterns and behaviours using drugs or alcohol to avoid their challenges. Unfortunately, this often creates a brand-new challenge – addiction. Addiction can involve denial and delusion which tends to cloud a person’s view of their problems, view of the world and the realities of their position. Addiction does not discriminate. Across the world, today, many people and their loved ones are struggling with many issues attached to a loved one's problematic use of substances.
Finding the courage to finally admit an issue within a person’s life can be overwhelmingly difficult. Admitting it to another person, a friend loved one or an addiction treatment professional can be even harder.
Indicators of concern:
You are using drugs or alcohol to self-medicate your mental wellness
You struggle with withdrawal symptoms after you stop using drugs or alcohol
You suffer health problems that are linked to substance use
Your priority is using the substance of your choice and other areas of your life, like your relationships or job, are suffering
You have a preoccupation with using drugs or alcohol
You’ve developed resistance and a lack of motivation for working, attending school, and spending time with family and friends
You’ve stolen money or committed other crimes to get drugs or alcohol.
Knowing when it’s time to seek addiction treatment isn’t as hard as some people make out. If your addictive behaviours are costing you more than money, speaking with a professional or peer support person within the addiction or mental health service system is highly recommended.