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Drug and Alcohol Rehab: How To Know When It’s Time To Go

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Drug and alcohol rehab programs are filled with clients who are there for various reasons, whether they were encouraged by loved ones or received a court order.  There are also clients who went totally on their own, but how did they decide to do so? What motivated them to seek out treatment for their addiction?

Why Do Some People Choose Drug and Alcohol Rehab?

When Should I Go?

Many people will put things off until they are forced to do it.  The same goes for rehab. People may postpone it for one reason or another until the situation becomes severe.  Of course, the question of When should I go? may come up at some point, and perhaps that’s when you should go.

If you’re asking that question, then somewhere inside of you, you know that the problem is out of control and you know that drug and alcohol rehab could make a difference in your life.

I’ll Go Later

“I’ll just have one more weekend of fun and then I’ll go.” Sound familiar? That weekend could turn into a month and that month could turn into years and you might never go. So, when is ‘later,’ anyway?  Substance abuse and addiction shouldn’t be left until later, particularly if you are already aware that you might need help. Stop saying later and make things happen today. If you put it off for too long, you may find that you’ve lost a lot of valuable time.

Who’s in Denial?

The person who talks about going later might be in denial.  He or she might think that they haven’t reached a breaking point yet, so treatment isn’t yet necessary.  However, you don’t have to hit rock bottom before you can benefit from rehab. Interventions sometimes come at this time or before it reaches this point.  Sometimes a run-in with the law may lead someone to rehab. These are both situations that can be avoided by taking action and seeking help.

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I’m Going To Rehab

“I checked myself in…” isn’t a phrase we hear too often in the context of rehab, but it does happen.  Many people do reach a point where they’re ready to pick themselves up and go to rehab on their own.  Statistically, women are more likely than men to check themselves into rehab, though both genders do. Self-awareness and a desire to change are great qualities in recovery, and the earlier you start rehab the sooner you can begin to recover.

When should I go to drug and alcohol rehab? Today is the day.

If you or someone you love is suffering from the effects of alcohol abuse, substance addiction or any other type of addiction, please call us today.  Our addiction treatment counselors can help you deal with physical, emotional and psychological consequences of drug and alcohol abuse.  A substance abuse treatment program is effective, safe and has helped many men reclaim their lives. Destination Hope is a full service drug, alcohol and dual diagnosis treatment facility in Florida for men suffering from substance abuse and mental health issues.

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