If you are asking yourself if you need treatment, then it is likely you could benefit from some type of treatment, but that does not necessarily mean you need intensive or inpatient treatment. People drink and use drugs for a number of different reasons. Sometimes their use escalates and sometimes it does not. If you have tried to stop or cut down on your own and have been unable to do so, then a therapist might be able to help on an outpatient basis. Many signs and feelings suggest that treatment is the next best step for those struggling with alcohol or substance use, beyond the inability to refrain from using substances. It is important to examine your behavior and how it impacts you and those around you. There are different levels of use and a variety of treatment options. There is a difference between using drugs and having a diagnosable substance abuse disorder. Drugs include both illicit or street drugs and prescription medications. Some signs you need treatment include If your drinking or drug use is causing problems with meeting your responsibilities or if your duties are being neglected or are suffering, if you have developed tolerance, or might experience withdrawal if you stopped. Stopping to take a drink or take certain substances can result in withdrawal symptoms some of which can be life-threatening. With an increased amount of certain drugs, one will need supervised medical detoxification. If your drinking or drug use is causing significant impairment (clinically or functionally) i.e. health problems, disability, and failure to meet major responsibilities at work, school, or home, that might be evidence of a substance use disorder and will most likely require some form of treatment. According to the DSM-5, a diagnosis of substance use disorder is based on evidence of impaired control, social impairment, risky use, and pharmacological criteria. So an actual diagnosis is not based on how many drinks or how much of a drug someone uses and how often. Here are some questions to ask yourself if you are wondering if you have a drinking or substance abuse problem.
If you answer yes to any of these questions, it would be a good idea to seek out a therapist with experience in substance abuse to help determine if treatment or what level or treatment would be best for you.
l View Hide Sources:
Seeking addiction treatment can feel overwhelming. We know the struggle, which is why we're uniquely qualified to help.
Your call is confidential, and there's no pressure to commit to treatment until you're ready. As a voluntary facility, we're here to help you heal -- on your terms. Our sole focus is getting you back to the healthy, sober life you deserve, and we are ready and waiting to answer your questions or concerns 24/7.
l Family & Friends
l Dual Diagnosis
l Inpatient Treatment
Get the help you need today. You don’t have to go through detox and rehab treatment alone. Speak with a treatment specialist now about the struggles you are facing.
Enter your phone number below
You will receive a call from a treatment specialist