If you’re asking yourself, “Do I need rehab?” you’re really asking yourself three separate questions.
Do you want to stop abusing drugs or alcohol?
Deciding to stop using drugs or alcohol means admitting to yourself that life is worse when you’re getting loaded. You might not even remember what life clean and sober feels like. You might not believe that it’s possible for you again. You might not even be able to imagine what it would look like.
But if you’re willing to try, you’re ready to make the next decision.
Can you stop abusing drugs or alcohol on your own?
It can be difficult to arrive at an honest answer to this question. People in the grips of addiction are often crippled by denial.
It might be easier to ask: Have you ever tried to stop drinking or using before, only to start up again a few days later? Have you ever gotten drunk or high when you told yourself you weren’t going to?
If so, you might need some help calling it quits.
What type of addiction treatment is best for you?
There are many options when it comes to treating substance abuse disorder. You might start with therapy, or detox. You could attend intensive outpatient rehab, or commit to a longer residential treatment.
In any case, the best person to help guide your decision is a professional. At The Mend, call, email, or chat us to talk to a real care coordinator who will listen to your needs and goals and help you find a solution that works for you.
If you’re still not sure whether it’s time to quit, try our ten-question quiz to get some answers.
If you’re still not sure whether the time is right to quit drugs or alcohol, take our 10-question quiz HERE.