Arriving at the difficult decision to finally seek out residential addiction treatment for your drug or alcohol use disorder is not an easy moment. When your drug use has reached the point where it is affecting your physical and mental health, as well as those surrounding you, it’s time to enroll in a residential treatment program and begin the rewarding journey toward recovery. Contact New Start Recovery online today or call us at 833.433.0448 to learn how our inpatient addiction treatment can be a part of your new life of sobriety.
3 Signs You Need Residential Addiction Treatment
While drugs and alcohol affect every person differently, there are some commonalities in knowing who needs to see their family doctor and who needs the professional, dedicated care of an inpatient addiction treatment program. Here are three signs you need residential addiction treatment.
Showing Multiple Signs of Addiction
The National Institute on Drug Abuse defines addiction as a “chronic, relapsing disorder characterized by compulsive drug seeking and use despite adverse consequences.” When assessing you, a doctor will use the DSM-5 manual to diagnose whether or not you have a substance use disorder. If you meet less than three of the criteria, you can schedule a visit with your primary care physician, but three or more means you may have a moderate substance use disorder. Six or more denotes a severe addiction issue that should be addressed in a residential addiction program. The 11 signs of addiction are:
- Insatiable cravings
- Abandoning your hobbies
- Health issues
- A significant portion of time spent using drugs/alcohol
- Repeated failed attempts to stop using
- Using larger amounts or over longer periods
- Developing a tolerance to the substance(s)
- Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when not using
- Neglecting responsibilities and commitments
- Interpersonal and social problems
- Endangering yourself and others
If you meet several of the criteria on this list, residential addiction treatment can help you learn coping mechanisms, life skills, avoid triggers, address past trauma, and recognize the signs of a relapse. Enrolling in a residential treatment program now could be the difference between a sober future and a lifetime of drug abuse.
Your Addiction Has Become Obvious to Friends and Family
If the people who know you the best, your friends, family, and coworkers, are actively expressing concern about your health or suggesting that you consider looking into residential addiction treatment, your drug usage has likely reached the point where the impact is obvious to those around you. This is a clear sign that you need help. New Start Recovery’s inpatient addiction treatment offers the help you need and deserve to once again be the person you were for yourself and those important in your life.
Drugs or Alcohol Dominates Your Life
One sure sign you may need residential addiction treatment is when you reach the point where consuming drugs or getting your next drink dominates your every thought. When you begin to plan and build your days and life around using drugs or consuming alcohol, you know you are in the throes of addiction and need professional medical help to overcome and win this battle.
Think carefully about what your main priorities are right now. Are you spending an inordinate amount of time (and money) obtaining and using drugs and then thinking about when, where, and how you will use more? If so, you have a serious health care issue that needs attention through a residential treatment program at New Start Recovery.
Learn More at New Start Recovery
If you or someone you love is suffering from addiction and you are ready to take back control of your life, contact New Start Recovery using our secure online form or call us at 833.433.0448 today to find out more about how a residential addiction treatment program can play a pivotal role in your successful recovery.