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How Do You Know When You Need Alcohol/Drug Rehab?​

Published on April 30, 2021
How Do You Know When You Need Alcohol/Drug Rehab?​

If you or a loved one suffers from a substance use disorder, expects withdrawal symptoms due to drug abuse, or exhibits signs of alcohol addiction, it might be time to find a rehab center for alcohol or drug treatment.

There are many substance abuse treatment options and rehab programs that can help you undergo detox and begin your recovery journey. For those of you wondering if your drug use has turned into drug addiction, there are clear signs of addiction that may suggest you need rehab.

Signs Of Drug Addiction

Whether you’re addicted to benzodiazepines, opioids, or alcohol, you’re not alone. Many people suffer from substance abuse and need addiction treatment. You’ll know it’s time to visit a treatment center if you experience any of these warning signs:

  • constant cravings for the drug or alcohol
  • blackouts from too much alcohol use
  • ​overdose
  • constantly thinking about your next dose or drink
  • hitting “rock bottom” 

If You’ve Been To Rehab Before

If you’ve already attended a substance abuse treatment program, you likely have already learned many recovery skills. If you relapse, you should probably try rehab again. However, this doesn’t mean you failed at treatment.

Addiction is a chronic brain disease, which means relapse is likely to occur at some point in recovery. If you’ve been to rehab before but have since relapsed, this might suggest you need a treatment approach that’s better designed for your needs.

Questions To Ask Yourself

An easy way to determine if you need the help of an addiction treatment program is to ask yourself the following questions:

  • Am I constantly thinking about drugs?
  • Have I ever stolen drugs?
  • Have I overdosed on drugs?
  • Has taking drugs interfered with my work or relationships with family members?
  • Have I been arrested because of drug use?
  • Do I get worried or scared by the thought of running out of drugs?

If you’ve answered yes to any of these, now is the time to begin your addiction recovery.

Find A Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Today

If you’ve come to the conclusion that you’ve been partaking in alcohol abuse and find yourself in need of alcohol rehab, you’ll have plenty of treatment options at a treatment center. You can take part in support groups and get to know others who have also suffered from addiction.

Many rehab centers offer a variety of services such as inpatient and outpatient care. Addiction is a serious problem that harms your physical and mental health. Please contact our helpline today if you believe you’re in need of treatment.

Written by Ark Behavioral Health Editorial Team
This page does not provide medical advice.

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism - Treatment for Alcohol Problems: Finding and Getting Help
National Institute on Drug Abuse - How Do I Know if I’m Addicted?
National Institute on Drug Abuse - Treatment and Recovery
National Institute on Drug Abuse - Treatment Approaches for Drug Addiction
National Institute on Drug Abuse - Treatment Information

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