WHAT DO I DO
IF I’M ADDICTED TO DRUGS OR ALCOHOL?
Admitting to yourself that you have a drug or alcohol problem takes courage and honesty, so if you’ve come this far, you should be very proud of yourself. It can also, however, be very traumatic, scary and overwhelming to try and move forward from this revelation. Whether or not you subscribe to the 12-Step process, admitting a certain level of powerlessness and the need for help is a critical step toward recovery. It’s important that you do everything you can to get yourself into treatment. Recovery Unplugged is ready to help you navigate this process.
WHERE DO I GO FROM HERE?
You don’t have to, nor should you, take on the search for addiction treatment by yourself. Depending on your circumstances and lifestyle, there are multiple ways you can begin the process:
TELL A LOVED ONE
Your family and close friends see what addiction is doing to you, and they probably wanted to help from the start. They can help you do the “legwork” in finding the right treatment center for you. They can also help you with the necessary logistics, like telling your job, arranging transportation and other details. When you’re battling active addiction, it’s easy to get discouraged, confused and overwhelmed by even the most minor details. Having a loved one in your corner can keep you engaged and motivated. They can also help you figure out your insurance coverage and ways to pay for treatment.
TELL YOUR DOCTOR
Addiction is a medical issue that begins in the doctor’s office, and your doctor will understand your withdrawal experience and associated health issues better than you think. They will also be able to link you to medical detox centers in your area so you can start getting help for your symptoms immediately. They’ll either help you access medical detox and withdrawal management first or a treatment center that offers both detox and rehab. Talk to your doctor immediately.
START GOING TO MEETINGS
Throughout the recovery process, a sense of support and community is crucial. Going to recovery meetings can help you connect with people who know what you’re going through and offer emotional support and insights. These meetings can also help you realize that you’re not alone and give you a place to go to safely convey your fears, frustrations and vulnerabilities. Meetings are a part of the recovery process, no matter what stage you’re in. There are more options today than ever beyond the traditional spiritually focused AA and NA to help people of all backgrounds find support.
RECOVERY UNPLUGGED IS READY TO HELP YOU!
You rarely have the luxury of waiting to seek treatment. If a traumatic or near-fatal event has forced you to realize that you have a problem, Recovery Unplugged today to start treatment tomorrow. Our admissions specialists are standing by 24-7 to speak with you or your loved one, conduct a full insurance verification and arrange transport to one of our treatment centers. You’ve taken the critical first step of admitting to yourself that you’re an addict. We’re ready to help you make the journey back to recovery and a better quality of life. Call Recovery Unplugged or fill out our online form so we can get in touch with you immediately.