Admitting that you have a substance use disorder and seeking help can be scary. There are many unknowns. You may worry about what treatment will be like, whether you can make it through, how your life will change, what your family and friends will think, and many other things. These worries can contribute to delaying treatment and people thinking that they can change things on their own. But addiction alters how your brain processes information, so for safe, effective recovery, professional help is essential.

Here are just a few reasons to take action today and put your health and well-being first:

There will never be a perfect time to enter rehab. You can probably think of countless reasons why today is not a good day. You have vacation coming up. The kids have an event at school. You have a deadline at work. You want to get XYZ done. It never ends. At some point, you have to decide that your well-being is a priority and you are ready to turn your life around. You may miss some important events while in rehab, but think about all of the events in the future that you’ll be there to see, and how much more you’ll appreciate them in sobriety.

The costs keep adding up. Addiction is a costly disease, and not just financially. Yes, the monetary expenses do add up in terms of paying for drugs or alcohol, lost wages from missing work, legal fees, late charges for overdue bills, etc. But consider the costs to your health, relationships, job, and freedom.

  • Drug and alcohol use is very hard on your body. It causes damage to your organs, affects brain function, and can complicate other health conditions. Plus, there is no way to know when the next time will be the last time – overdosing is a very serious and unpredictable risk.
  • Addiction can change your behavior, and friends and family may start to pull away. You may also isolate yourself as substance use becomes the focus of your attention. It can put a big strain on your relationships with others.
  • The impact of drugs and alcohol can also affect your job. You may not be performing as well as you used to, or may be missing work due to the effects of your substance use. This can put your career in jeopardy. You may be passed over for promotions or lose your job all together.
  • Addiction can also be costly to your freedom. It begins to take up more and more of your time, energy, and focus. You may stop doing things you previously enjoyed or spending time with people you love.

Recovery is possible. Another reason to stop putting off treatment is because recovery from addiction is possible. You can overcome substance misuse and get your life back on track. It takes a lot of effort and commitment, but you can live a life you love substance-free. With professional treatment and a strong support system, you can reduce risk of relapse and learn to effectively manage your recovery.

If you’re ready to stop putting off treatment and get help today, contact the professionals at Seacliff Recovery Center. We’ll meet you where you’re at in your recovery and create a personalized treatment plan that fits your needs. From detox through sober living, we’ll work with you along each step of the way. Make your health and well-being a priority.

Stop delaying and take action by reaching out to Seacliff Recovery Center regarding addiction treatment today.
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