If you are struggling with alcohol or drug addiction, you need to get help NOW. Getting addiction treatment will help you get your life back or even save your life. The sad truth is that many choose to not get help. It is estimated that only 10% of people addicted to drugs or alcohol are in treatment. The reasons are many.
The embarrassment of having an addiction will keep some people from ever seeking treatment. Others are in complete denial about their addiction. For some, experiencing withdrawal is overwhelming, so they may think about “doing better tomorrow” BUT tomorrow never happens. There are no good reasons to wait to get help and the truth is that getting treatment now is the best decision for you. Here are 5 reasons why.
1. ADDICTION GETS WORSE (NOT BETTER) WITH TIME
The longer you remain addicted, the more your brain chemistry is changed, making it harder to quit your addiction. Your body also builds up a tolerance to drugs or alcohol and you require more and more of the substance to get the effect you want. Detox will be easier now than it is in the future.
2. THE CONSEQUENCES OF YOUR ADDICTION WILL GET WORSE OVER TIME
Addiction causes many problems and the longer you have an active addiction, the worse your consequences. Here are just a few areas in your life that are suffering because of your addiction.
FINANCES – Addiction is expensive. This is just not about the money spent on the addiction. Costly legal issues may exist because of addiction. It is also not uncommon for a person to have poor work performance and attendance due to their addiction and lose their job as a result.
RELATIONSHIPS – Addiction is hard on relationships. Addiction causes a family a great deal of pain. There is much stress, worry and anxiety for family members watching their loved one suffer from addiction. Addicts display bad behavior (unreliable, fits of anger, lying, cheating, stealing, etc.) because of their addiction and these actions cause turmoil in relationships. Your family and friends deserve better!
HEALTH – Addiction causes harm to your body and it becomes worse over time. The liver, stomach, brain, heart and lungs can all be affected from prolonged use of drugs or alcohol. Take control of your addiction and reverse the negative effects of your health before it is too late. You can still live a healthy, sober life!
3. BEING HAPPY IS ON HOLD TIL THE TIME YOU SEEK HELP
A person suffering from addiction is not happy. Drug and alcohol can give a short lived happy high, but it is not for long. Real life is only changed for the worse because of addiction. Everyone wants to be happy and this is possible when you seek help for your addiction. Detoxing from substance abuse is the first step towards successful recovery. Break the strong holds of your addiction today by getting help.
4. THERE IS NEVER A BETTER TIME
It is time to get help. You don’t want to wait until you have hit rock bottom…or maybe you have. Regardless, you have probably tried to quit on your own and have been unsuccessful. Some may say after a certain holiday or special occasion they will quit or try to get better, but that day never comes. Choosing on your own or with family and friend encouragement is better than being forced into treatment. There is never a better day to take the first steps toward your recovery than today.
5. ADDICTION CAN TAKE YOUR LIFE
Drug overdoses are now the leading cause of death for Americans under age 50. More than 2 million Americans have some sort of dependence on opioids. Data suggest that deaths from opioids and other drugs will continue to increase in 2017. An estimated 88,000 people die from alcohol related deaths annually, making alcohol the fourth leading preventable cause of death in the United States.
Please don’t be a statistic. Get help before it’s too late.
New Day Recovery understands your feelings of hopelessness because you have not been able to stop your addiction on your own. We want you to know that there is hope! We are here for you and we want to provide you the best addiction treatment just for you. Call us today!