Why Should You Get Help For Addiction?

We are comfortable in taking our car to a mechanic when it needs repairs; we don’t hesitate to go to the dentist when we have a tooth ache, and we will ask an accountant to help us if we are struggling with preparing our taxes. So it is within our nature to seek help when we encounter something that is beyond our ability to handle alone. Seeking help for something as important as substance abuse, however, is more difficult.

First, a person may not want to admit the addiction problem. Second, there are social, cultural, and economic factors that may make an addict feel too exposed should they seek help. Far more important than your toothache and your taxes, your overall health and well-being require that you overcome your concerns and seek help for your addiction.

Am I an Addict?

Many people who are abusing substances, especially those who have not sought help previously, feel that they can deal with their abuse without help. But the reality of the matter is if a person is struggling with the abuse of drugs, then they are, in all probability, struggling with an addiction.

Many self-help programs suggest that the first step a person needs to do to help them is to identify acknowledge the problem. In the case of addiction, this is critical. Once a person acknowledges that they are an addict, they can start facing the obstacles they need to overcome to seek a life that is healthy and free of drugs.

What Can They Do For Me?

A common plea of “What’s in it for me?” can be easily answered when it comes to addiction. What’s in it for you is a life free from the burdens associated with drug addiction. Your physical health is negatively impacted making you susceptible to all sorts of drug-related and other ailments. Your social health is great restricted because your focus is solely on acquiring drugs and being with people who can get you drugs. Your economic health can be destroyed because you are unable to manage your money properly as it is being siphoned towards paying for drugs.

I’m Overwhelmed

The prospect of opening up every facet of your life to other people and to fighting your addiction can be overwhelming. Another reason to seek help with your addiction is because there are many resources that can guide you and support you through your recovery. People who have “been there and done that” can provide an empathetic understanding of the struggles you are enduring, but they can also serve as a beacon in the darkness and guide you toward a more rewarding life.

Get Help for Substance Abuse and Addiction

If you or someone you know is abusing or is addicted to either prescribed or illegal substances, it is often difficult to determine when a person’s use moves from therapeutic to addictive. However, it is possible and we can help, so please call our toll-free number today. We are available 24 hours a day to answer any questions you might have about substance abuse and addiction. We are here to help.