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How Can I Make Myself Want to Go to Rehab?

Whether you are married with kids or single, your addiction is hurting your family

You know you have a problem, but you do not want to go to rehab. The thought of going away for treatment can lead to feeling overwhelmed or even being scared. That is completely normal. The key is to focus on the right things. Change is hard, but some strain is required before you will feel comfortable and healthy again in Anchorage. Think about the following areas, and you will see that going to rehab is something you want to do:

Think of Your Physical and Mental Health

When you continue to drink or do drugs, you harm your body. You may not see the harm being caused to yourself, but over the long-term if you look at yourself in pictures or even think about how you feel, you will see the massive decline in your health and well-being. If you continue on this road, you will likely die from your addiction. The Centers for Disease Control states that drinking excessively is responsible for one in 10 deaths among working-age adults aged 20-64 years. Alcoholism also on average shortens the lives of those who died by an average of 30 years.

Please know your life is valuable. It is possible that you are depressed and do not feel happy about where you are in life. If you continue to drink or do drugs, you do not solve any problems but actually make matters worse. It has been documented by the that heavy alcohol use actually makes antidepressants not as useful, and you are more likely to have suicidal thoughts as a result of alcohol abuse. If this describes your situation in Anchorage, please call our toll-free helpline and talk to one of our counselors, or call your doctor immediately. Consider the specific health issues that can stem from drinking or drugs including the following:

  • Injuries can arise from motorized vehicle accidents, household accidents such as falling, burns and other physical injuries.
  • Fights, physical abuse, mental abuse, sexual abuse and other altercations can transpire.
  • Risky sexual behaviors can lead to unintended pregnancy or sexually transmitted disease.
  • Pregnant women may have miscarriages or stillbirth.
  • Long-term abuse can lead to high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, liver disease and digestive problems.
  • Social problems may arise including lost productivity, family problems and unemployment.

Think of Your Family        

Whether you are married with kids or single, your addiction is hurting your family in Anchorage. You cannot have good relationships when you spend the majority of your time focused on the next time you can down a bottle or get high again on drugs. You cannot give your loved ones your full attention when you are inebriated or high. When you get clean, your entire mindset will change for the better. You will be able to have coherent conversations and really enjoy your time together. There is nothing stopping the lines of communication.

You Are Not Able to Quit on Your Own

You have tried to quit using, and you know need help. Do not be ashamed about your addiction. When you decide to go to treatment, you are taking the first steps to recovery. When you try to stop and find that you cannot on your own, this is one of the most obvious signs that a serious problem exists. Make the necessary phone call so you can start the recovery process and get healthy again. When you are under the influence, your decision-making skills are altered, but when you are sober, you can see much more clearly the impact each of your decisions has.

Keep in mind that you and you alone need to decide to get help. As much as you might want to go to rehab for someone else, true recovery comes when you want it yourself. You must desire to have true change or it will not be lasting in Anchorage. Just tapering back on your use is not the solution. A clean, healthy life is what you need to long for. This is where you can go back to the things you love and really want to do.

You have someone you can talk to right now with our 24 hour, toll-free helpline. The counselor that you speak to will spend time with you and answer all of your questions. Do not assume you will have to go away to rehab for a long time. In many cases, inpatient therapy can be as short as 28 days or as long as 90 days. There are many different options for therapy, so please do not assume you will have to be away from your loved ones for months on end. You may be able to do some outpatient treatment. The important thing is for you to get healthy. Your relationship with your family, friends and coworkers will not improve until you get clean and live a sober life. Take the step you need to move forward in Anchorage, and call now.