You tell yourself you never drink or use alone. But you’ve had a rough day, no you’ve had a terrible day. Your boss came back from a meeting with their superior on a warpath and you felt the brunt of it. You got in to a minor fender bender on the way home because you were so miffed from work, and then because you were still distracted at home, you were caught fuming about the day, by the fuming of your burning dinner in the oven. You are more than frustrated. You uncork a bottle of wine. “I deserve this after such a terrible day. Just this once.” You pour the glass, take a sip, and breathe.
Are you worried that you might have a drug abuse problem? Many people go about their lives casually using alcohol or occasionally taking an extra pain pill and never asking themselves how close they are to addiction. Addiction is a slippery slope.
No one sets out to make their body so dependent on a drug that if they cease taking it they will become painfully sick, sometimes deathly ill. No, they usually begin by allowing themselves small exceptions to personal rules. Like not drinking alone, or not drinking at work. When you begin to break these rules, they often fall like dominos.
If you or someone you know is or has been addicted to drugs or alcohol you may already know some of the scary ways it can affect the whole life of the addicted person, from halting productivity, to deteriorating the most important relationships. If you are suffering from addiction, and are seeking out addiction recovery in Florida, call us now at (855) 441-2449 to learn more about our intensive inpatient treatment or outpatient detox center in South Florida. We are dedicated to the health and wellbeing of our patients. Let us help guide you to the path of sober living.