Does everyone who uses drugs need drug addiction rehab? At what point does taking drugs become get dangerous enough to need that kind of help?
Lots of people take drugs and don’t need drug addiction rehab. That’s not to say that they don’t need to get off the drugs, and they might need some help. Like drug detox. Taking drugs isn’t good for you no matter how little you take – you’re still poisoning your body and brain and, with many drugs, risking serious damage or even lethal overdose – but that doesn’t mean you need drug addiction rehab to handle the problem.
Rehab is for addicts.
So, as you take more and more drugs, when do you become an addict? When are you really in trouble?
There are many clues, here are a few that are very useful.
- You’re spending more and more time alone – less time with family, friends, at work, involved in hobbies or other activities, etc. This is a state of mind you definitely want to avoid. You are withdrawing from life.
- You’re getting physical withdrawal symptoms. Can you take it or leave it – really? Sometimes you do drugs and feel just fine when you’re straight. But when it gets to the point where you start to get withdrawal symptoms, that’s a different story.
- Are you building up a tolerance for the drug. In other words, do you need to take more and more of it to get the same effect? When this starts happening, it’s time to get help quickly. The more you take of the drug, the more damage you’re doing to the body and the higher the chances are of overdose.
These signs really are the beginning of the end.
When you started taking drugs, you probably didn’t intend to become an addict. And when you think of how bad the life of an addict can get, you probably don’t want that to happen to you, or your family.
When you start noticing the above signs even the least little bit, you are beginning on a dwindling spiral that will ruin your life. And probably the lives of the people who care about you.
Get help now. Call us at 855-895-2090. We’ve helped thousands of people find the drug addiction rehabilitation program that’s right for them.
We can help you too.