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7 Telltale Signs You Need Addiction Treatment

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7 Telltale Signs You Need Addiction Treatment

Close to ten percent of the American population struggles with a substance use disorder (SUD). But sadly, the report showed a gap between those who need help and those who seek treatment. Are you ignoring these signs you need addiction treatment? If you discover that you struggle with an addiction, it’s time to contact our North Carolina addiction treatment center.

1. You’ve Gotten Bad Health News

A startling 5.3% of Americans have both addiction and another mental health disorder. And young adults have been the hardest hit with increasing:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Mood disorders
  • Suicide

Many more suffer physical effects like:

  • Liver disease
  • STDs
  • Heart attack
  • Death

Are you starting to feel the effects but can’t quit? These are signs you need addiction treatment.

2. You Have Withdrawal When You Can’t Drink/Use

Withdrawal is a signal that the addiction is physically changing how your brain functions for the worse. So withdrawals are signs you need addiction treatment.

3. You’ve Hurt Yourself or Another Physically

Did you hit your loved one while drunk? Did you break your beloved child’s arm while using? You were so apologetic after it happened. Regardless, you can’t take it back. That person can’t trust you now–with good reason. If you’ve ever hurt someone to get drugs or because of them, please get the support you need.

4. Your Career, Education, or Finances Has Suffered

Maybe you can’t pay the rent because you used the money to buy liquor. Or you lost your job because you showed up high. Alternatively, you may be failing at school. As a result, this collateral damage relating to your addiction hurts you, your future, and those you love. So these are just some of the signs.

5. You Lie to Others About How Much or Often

Even concealing your usage can be the same as lying in certain circumstances. It suggests that you’re ashamed or afraid that someone with judge you.

6. You’re Experiencing Strains in Important Relationship

Addiction can make your life unpredictable and more complicated than it should be. And you’re not the only one feeling the pain. It may impact your mother, spouse, kids, brother, and more. So it’s no wonder that this damages relationships. But when you get treatment, you begin to heal many of these relationships and restore your life.

7. You’ve Tried to Cut Back or Quit But Can’t

One of the most significant signs you need addiction treatment is this: you’re no longer in control. The addiction tells you when to use and how much.

And addiction doesn’t care how much you’re hurting or hurting others. It only wants one thing–your drug of choice.

Signs You Need Addiction Treatment & What to Do About It

If you’re experiencing these signs, your addiction has advanced. It’s causing real and lasting damage to your health and happiness. Red Oak Recovery® has developed a hybrid treatment program that combines evidence-based treatments with holistic therapies like:

We’ve designed individualized plans to help you overcomes the effects of addiction and rebuild your life. If you’re beginning to see these signs, worse will follow. It’s important to take the first step and getting the treatment you need, no matter how you think it might look.

Deciding to seek an addiction treatment center can change your life. You can hold your head high, knowing that though you have a problem, you are taking steps to limit this problem. You deserve treatment and a better life in recovery. At Red Oak Recovery®, we want to help you take the leap into sobriety. Please call Red Oak Recovery® at 866.457.7590 to start your journey.