Although determining whether someone you love needs alcohol or drug treatment can be difficult and often times frustrating, there are signs you can look out for that will help you make this determination. There are many questions you can ask yourself or your loved one to determine if they need alcohol rehabilitation or drug treatment.
Many times you may see signs that are direct consequences of their alcohol or drug abuse. They may lose interest in things they once enjoyed, their job or their personal relationships. Even their hygiene can be affected by their drinking or drug abuse. Recognizing these signs is the first step in determining if your loved one needs alcohol rehabilitation or drug treatment.
Here are a few examples of questions that you can ask yourself or your loved one to determine if they need alcohol rehabilitation or drug treatment:
Has the person ever tried to stop using drugs or alcohol, even for a predetermined amount of time, but they were unable to follow through?
Does their drug or alcohol use cause them to be ashamed or feel guilty? Do they try to hide their behavior?
Do they avoid others who do not approve of their behavior?
Have you seen them use alcohol the morning or midday?
Has your loved one experienced any problems that are directly linked to their drug or alcohol use?
Is their drug or alcohol use causing problems at home or with family members and/or friends?
Has their drinking or drug abuse caused them to miss work, school or social events?
Has their drinking or drug abuse caused them medical problems or endangered their life?
Do they drink or use drugs to deal with stress or repress unpleasant feelings or thoughts?
These are just a few of the questions that you can ask yourself to determine whether or not someone you love needs alcohol rehabilitation or drug treatment. If your loved one is suffering from alcoholism or drug addiction they may not recognize the problem on their own. If you have recognized the signs that someone you love needs alcohol rehabilitation or drug treatment, you have the power to take the first step in getting them the help they need. Please call us or visit our website today for more information on getting your loved one into treatment and on their way to recovery.