It can be difficult to determine when a loved one should enter rehabilitation. It’s even more difficult if you are the individual who may  be in need of rehab and who is struggling to own up to the extent of your struggle. The most common culprit these days is opioids, an addiction that has claimed “2.1 million in the United States” alone. How many of those people can easily admit to their abusing drugs and also push themselves to seek out help for it?

Signs You Should Consider Rehabilitation

Thankfully, more people than ever are recognizing the epidemic of addiction, of abusing drugs and alcohol, in America, but the problem still exists for those who are unwilling or unable to realize that their lives are controlled by these substances. “No drug or pill should have more control of you than you have of it,” so if this has become the case, then you’re going to need to work toward a change.

Another warning sign that your habits are in need of adjustment is if they heavily impact other people. If your family, friends, and/or other loved ones are suffering and have their own lives impeded by your addiction, then that is a definite sign that things should not progress the way that they are. Their facing much of the pain of your substance abuse “often occurs because many family members are forced to assume the role of a care taker when another family member is faced with addiction.” They want to take care of you by nature of your relationship, but that can prevent them from living full and healthy lives, too.

Less forgiving is your professional environment. A common trigger for change is lowered job performance, or worse, the complete loss of a job. Not many employers will abide an employee who puts (whether intentional or otherwise) an addiction above their work. Even if you are functional during the day, things may not turn out well if your boss finds out that you are abusing drugs or alcohol. It may cause you to miss meetings, to put off assignments, or to come in late to work. These will all cause concern and suspicion and, before long, you may find yourself dismissed as a result.

Once your job is gone, or even before, there will be financial difficulties. Even if you had someone supporting you before, having a drug habit is expensive and will surely drain the pockets of whoever is aiding you, or your own bank account. Take stock of your purchases and look to see what you spend the most on. If the majority of your money is put toward feeding your addiction rather than obtaining what you need for basic survival, then it is past time for a change.

It may not be a mystery after all: other people may have been telling you for some time that a stay in a rehabilitation center could benefit you, that you have a problem that is hurting them. If you’ve been made aware of it, then it really is time to own up to your abusing drugs as much as you can and to seek out a treatment center. It certainly won’t be easy at any point in the process, but they do say that acceptance is the first step toward healing.

If you want to learn more about the signs that point toward an addiction and how to overcome them to begin a period of rehab, then get in touch with The Bergand Group. The Bergand Group is Maryland’s leading addiction recovery center and offers support for those struggling with addiction and mental health issues, including medication management strategies.  We can help you to work through your addiction in a safe and healthy environment where everyone is committed to your care.

About The Bergand Group:

At The Bergand Group in Baltimore and Harford County, Maryland, our therapists have more than twenty years of experience in the mental health and addiction fields. Our focus is on providing comprehensive mental health care and appropriate care for addictive disorders. We offer both alcohol rehab and drug rehabilitation. If you or someone you know is struggling with alcohol or substance addiction, there is help available. We also offer several other services, including family therapy and counseling. We can help. Contact us today.