Do you feel that there’s something wrong with your well-being but cannot pinpoint what? Do you abuse substances but are not sure if you need help?
Check our ten signs below to know if you need addiction treatment.
Your tolerance to the substance has increased.
The first time you use the substance, it is purely for pain relief. Compare the dosage that you are taking today. Does it have a big gap in terms of dosage? Does the low dosage ineffective now for your body? Do you take a large amount to achieve your expected effect?
You turn to drugs or alcohol to deal with stress or anxiety.
There are points in our lives when we just felt depressed, anxious, stressed, etc. What things do you do to help relieve all these negative emotions? If your answer is drinking or taking illegal substances, you might want to consider getting help.
You’ve lost interest in the activities you formerly found enjoyable.
You spend a lot of your time on your hobbies in the past. Now, it seems unenjoyable for you. You do not have the time and energy to continue your hobbies because you spend a lot on taking substances.
Your physical and emotional well-being are deteriorating.
You neglected your hygiene. All the thoughts that you have are intrusive and damaging.
There are noticeable changes in your mood.
Before you are a compassionate, relaxed, understanding, and caring person. Now, you are aggressive, antagonistic, forceful, etc. When sometimes tries to talk to you about addiction, you snap and say hurtful things.
You want to use it again because you are experiencing withdrawal symptoms.
You tried to stop. Unfortunately, your body is already dependent on the substance, and when you try to stop consuming substances, you experience withdrawal symptoms.
Your productivity is declining.
You neglect all your task at work, home, school, etc. You always defend yourself that you are going to finish the task the next day.
Your relationships suffer as a result.
You ruined your relationship with others because of your behavioral changes due to addiction.
You are lying about your substance use.
You lie. You make up stories. But it is different from what your body is showing.
Even though you’ve tried to stop on your own, you can not.
Your determination is not yet firm because of underlying issues which force you to take substances even after your trial to stop using.
An unhealthy coping mechanism like alcohol drinking can lead to a serious problem like alcohol abuse disorder. If you or your loved one is using alcohol as a coping mechanism for a long time, it is time to get help.
Addiction treatment can indeed pose an unpleasant experience, but a cozy rehab center like Skyward Treatment can turn this unpleasant experience into a more manageable one.
We have Medically-Assisted Detox that helps and monitor our patients 24/7. We do this to avoid life-threatening symptoms and lessen our patients’ pain while undergoing detox treatment.
If you or your loved one suffers from alcohol abuse and want to get your life back, Skyward Treatment is here to help. Call us today!