The holiday season tends to be a busy one, but as we move past it and into the new year you may find more opportunity to pause and to reflect. One particular area of reflection we recommend: Your need for addiction help. Do you have a problem with substance use? Do you have an addiction that is out of control? Is it time to get serious about seeking help? All of these are critical questions to ask as you take stock of yourself and your life. How do you know if you need addiction help? There are a few potential signs:
  • You have ever driven a car while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  • You have lied or attempted to hide your drinking or your drug use.
  • Your doctor alerts you that you have health problems that are linked to your drug or alcohol use.
  • You have been approached by friends or family members about the extent of your drinking or drug use, and encouraged to seek treatment.
  • You experience either physical or mental withdrawal symptoms when you try to go without alcohol or drugs.
  • You have done harm to yourself or to others while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • Your alcohol or drug use has led to trouble at school or work—including poor performance, being fired/kicked out, etc.
  • You have attempted to quit, but are unable to do so for any meaningful length of time.
All of these are signs of an addiction problem—and if you see any of them in yourself or in a loved one, it’s time to take action. Seek help from Seacliff Recovery Center, and start the journey to lifelong recovery. Contact us today to learn more about the recovery process.
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