Signs that You May Benefit from Addiction Treatment
When it comes to alcohol and drug addiction, it can be hard to admit that you need help to get past your struggles. But taking a closer look at yourself and your behavior is a good first step toward recovery and wellness. Read on to learn more about several signs that may suggest that addiction treatment may be right for you and your situation.
Drugs or Alcohol Become a Priority
While it’s normal to have a drink with friends every now and then, it’s different when your priority shifts from having a good time to getting intoxicated. If you notice that most of the activities that you’re interested in involve drugs, alcohol, or any other mind-altering substances—you may benefit from seeking professional treatment.
You’re Struggling with Your Mental Health
It isn’t uncommon for those addicted to drugs and alcohol to be diagnosed with mental health issues and vice versa. It is common for people to turn to mind-altering substances to cope with distressing emotions like anxiety and depression. If you feel compelled to use your substance of choice when you experience negative emotions, professional treatment can help you to develop healthier ways to cope and address these feelings.
You Notice a Decline in Your Physical Health
People who abuse drugs and alcohol are also at an increased risk of developing health complications. Some of these health issues include:
- Heart disease
- Various types of cancer
- Hepatitis B and C
- Lung disease
- Liver failure
- Dental health problems
If you notice that you have an influx in physical health issues as a direct result of your substance abuse, professional intervention may prove to be beneficial to your physical health in the long run.
Your Tolerance is Increasing
When you drink alcohol or use drugs regularly, it takes more and more of said substance to provide you with the desired effect—this means that your tolerance is steadily increasing. If you notice that your body requires more and more drugs or alcohol for you to feel them, you may be suffering from addiction and should seek treatment,
Seeking Help at The Good Life Treatment Center
At The Good Life Treatment Center, we’re a different kind of treatment center—we believe in the treatment and recovery of the body, mind, and spirit. We’re committed to working with you to help remove the burdens of shame and guilt that addiction so often brings. We think there’s a better, freer way, to live life.
To learn more about The Good Life Treatment Center, (561) 250-8552 today!