Rock Bottom and Rehab
Rock bottom and rehab is often a discussion among many. Another type of person who is known to seek treatment is those who are in need of it. These are individuals who are homeless, in debt or have been kicked out of their families because of their addictions, and rehab is their only option.
Even “high-functioning” addicts have achieved considerable success through therapy, despite the fact that many addicts have “reached rock bottom” before they seek help. You don’t have to wait until you’ve lost everything to begin making positive changes for the future.
Preventative measures are most effective when taken early in the course of a patient’s substance use disorder. Families must take warning signs very seriously. More than three decades of studies have shown that treatment works just as well for patients who are forced to start it as it does for those who choose to do so on their own, and that the earlier treatment begins, the better the outcome.
Alcohol and drug addictions get worse with time. It is better to begin treatment as soon as possible in order to increase the likelihood of a long-term recovery. Many families are incorrectly advised to wait for their loved one to reach “rock bottom” before seeking treatment, and that their loved one must be willing to do so in order for it to work. Waiting until symptoms worsen before getting medical attention is a dangerous approach.
People who are digging themselves into an enormous hole need to seek help as soon as possible. More resources, employment possibilities, and loving connections we lose as we descend into the pit of addiction, the harder it will be to crawl out of the hole.
Whether you’re an addict looking for treatment, or you’re a friend or family member of an addict looking for a way to help them avoid “rock bottom,” we’d love to hear from you.