Should I Go to Rehab?

Rehab provides a chance to detox your body from drugs or alcohol and get the tools needed to deal with a substance use disorder. But not everyone who uses drugs or alcohol needs rehab. How do you know when rehab is a good idea?

Rehab offers a variety of benefits, including:

  • Support from medical professionals
  • Medication
  • Counseling
  • Removal from tempting environments
  • Behavioral therapy
  • Vocational rehab
  • Treatment of co-occurring disorders
  • Family support

Everyone can benefit from support and guidance and counseling, but how do you know your relationship with drugs or alcohol warrant professional treatment in rehab? Here are a few signs:

You use drugs or alcohol to self-medicate instead of seeking professional help

You struggle with withdrawal symptoms when not using your substance of choice

You have health problems linked to substance use

You prioritize drugs or alcohol ahead of responsibilities and relationships

You’re pre-occupied with using drugs or alcohol

You’ve lost interest in things you once loved

You’ve stolen or lied to loved ones about substance use

When to Get Treatment

Determining whether rehab would help you is challenging. In part, this is because everyone is different and treatment programs vary. Some might benefit from attending an AA meeting, but not need a month or more of inpatient treatment. Someone else might have tried rehab multiple times, but continues to struggle with substance use.

Determining whether to go to treatment is confusing and can feel overwhelming when so much is going on in your life.

Luckily, rehab doesn’t come with a list of required obligations to attend. You don’t need to have an addiction for a certain length of time or have experienced any specific side effect of addiction.

If you want to learn more about rehab or you’re wondering if you or a loved one could benefit from rehab, we can help. Contact us to learn more.


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Author: Myrtice Lovett

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