You’re here because you know something needs to change. You’ve probably spent months (if not years) trying to convince yourself and those around you that your drug or alcohol use “isn’t that bad.” You can and should get help before it completely takes over your life.
Now is not a good time.
As with any disease, the sooner you treat addiction, the better. You may worry about missing out on family time or work, but you’re already missing out when your thoughts are preoccupied on where your next fix is coming from or when you’re too sick or too high to show up. Everyone who loves you needs you sober. And your job is guaranteed by law.
I'm not sure if you can help me.
Feelings of doubt and helplessness are part of addiction. Even if you’ve struggled for decades, you can find hope here. You may not fully believe us now, but all you have to do is show up. We’ve helped thousands of people live sober, happy lives. You deserve the same chance.
I can't convince my loved one to go.
You probably have more leverage than you think! Most people seek treatment after an honest conversation. The general advice is to first select a treatment center, and then gather more loved ones and approach the addict with love and concern, not judgment or frustration. If treatment is accepted, it is ideal to go immediately. If denied, consider anything you’re doing that keeps them comfortable living in their addiction.
Let us know how we can help. We can talk to your loved one, have them tour our campus, verify their insurance, or refer you to an interventionist.
I don’t know what treatment would be best.
You don’t have to decide right now. We have 30-plus day inpatient rehabs AND outpatient clinic options, so you can get an honest look at both levels of care. Let’s talk about what’s going on and go from there.
I'm worried people will judge me.
Stigma is a textbook fear that only holds you back. People are judging you now – when you’re high thinking you’re acting normal or too hungover to show up. It’s common in addiction to think that “no one knows.” But, it’s rarely true. The people in our lives have suspicion and worry about what’s going on with us long before we want to admit it.
The good news is that addiction doesn’t have to define you. In fact, recovery redefines who you are and helps you get to where you want to be. There are millions of successful and amazing people living in recovery. But, it’s their personality or career that you know of, not their addiction.
You’re judging yourself so much more harshly than anyone else (and that’s part of the problem).
I have more questions.
It’s normal to have tons of questions. Addiction treatment is very personal. The good news is that you can get everything answered right now. Talk soon 🙂
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