Signs That You’re Ready To Get Treatment For Your Addiction

By The Valor Team
Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 9:19 am in
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Recovery from addiction is a process—one that begins before you make that phone call to a treatment facility. While the decision to quit is ultimately up to you, if you’re like so many others who are struggling with addiction, you’ll need help.

If you answer YES to any of these questions, then you are likely ready to change your life and get help for your addiction.

Have you thought about quitting or tried to quit before?

Many people think that a person will seek help only when they have lost everything or hit rock bottom. That’s simply not true. No matter the severity your addiction, if you’ve thought about quitting or have tried to quit on your own unsuccessfully, then you already recognize you have a problem. This is a vital step toward the recovery process. 

Substance use disorders may be mild, severe, or anywhere in between. One person may lose their home, job, and close personal relationships, and someone else might be able to manage a career and family and maintain an appearance of sobriety, while secretly dealing with addiction. Wherever you are on the spectrum, we can help. Our treatment plans are individualized, so you get the specific treatment you need to begin and maintain your recovery.

Do you dislike the person you’ve become?

Alcohol and drugs can change your behavior and lead you to do things you would never do otherwise. Over time, substances can alter your brain function and structure. Prolonged substance abuse can diminish sensitivity in the area of the brain that processes pleasure. It can also reduce your ability to manage stress, lead to difficulties with decision-making, problem-solving, and impulse control.

If you don’t like who you are when you’re using, don’t ignore these feelings. This is an indication that it’s time to change. 

Have you imagined what life could be without addiction?

In the throes of addiction, life can become a daily struggle. Avoidance of the pain of withdrawal tends to become the focus of your life. That’s no way to live.

If you’ve imagined what life could be without the weight of drug or alcohol addiction, you’ve already taken an important step toward the process of healing and recovery. The next step is asking for help.

If you’ve made it to the bottom of this post, you’re most likely ready to change your life.

Call us today at 330-330-8777 to get the help you need.