Your alcohol or drug use may be at the point where it’s become too much to handle on your own. You’re seeking a sober life. You may have tried to quit under your own willpower and found it too difficult. You may be asking yourself, “Should I go to rehab?” Signs that it’s time to seek help are all around you.
The short answer is simple - go. If you are even suspecting that you should seek rehab that is the biggest warning sign of all. You know yourself better than anyone else. However, it’s much easier said than done. It’s perfectly normal to have ‘do I really need this?’ rationalizations. To help you make a decision, take a look at your life from an objective point of view to determine if a trip to rehab is what you need.
According to a study done by the National Institute of Health, a branch of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, doctors have begun to conduct a series of in depth interviews when advising patients if they should seek rehabilitation or further counseling. You can conduct a similar interview on your own by examining several aspects of your life. Ask yourself the following questions:
After sincerely and objectively considering the above questions, you may have your answer. It’s never too late to seek help and change your answers to these questions. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) advises those who wish to become sober to visit their primary care physician to discuss what sort of treatment would be best for them.
A research paper released by Dr. Jordan Peterson of Harvard University illustrated that our basic fear of the unknown can keep us from making decisions we know to be in our best interest. He concluded that by knowing some of the potential benefits we are able to mitigate enough of this fear to act. Here is what you can expect from a stay at a rehab facility:
Making a decision to enter a rehab facility may be the best decision you ever make. Don’t hesitate – schedule a consultation with your physician or rehabilitation expert today to determine the best course of treatment.
This article was written by Adam Watterson. Adam is an Intervention specialist who writes on behalf of the Narconon network.