Last updated: 04/30/2019
Author: Addictions.com Medical Review
Reading Time: 2 minutes
Sometimes, it’s difficult to know if you really need drug rehab. You’re not sure if you’re addicted. You’re not sure what level of addiction treatment you need. You simply know that what you’re doing right now isn’t working. That’s why we’ve gathered up a list of items that let you know if you may need drug rehab.
You May Need Drug Rehab If…
…You’re Worried that Your Drug Use May Be a Problem.
If the thought that your drug use may be a problem, there’s a good chance it is. There’s something going on that makes you think you’re no longer in control of your use, and perhaps it’s time to listen to that little voice in your head that’s telling you it’s too much.
…People in Your Life Are Worried that Your Drug Use May Be a Problem.
The people who are closest to you notice things you don’t, and that includes when drug use becomes a problem. If multiple people in your life keep bringing up your drug use, it may be time to take a step back and really think about the role drugs are playing in your life.
…You Hide Your Drug Use.
If your drug use isn’t a problem, then there wouldn’t be a reason to hide it. Therefore, if you feel like you’re constantly hiding to get high, there’s a good chance that your drug use really is a problem and that it’s time to seek help.
…You Experience Withdrawal Symptoms.
Sure, lots of people get crappy and moody when they go without their drug of choice, but if you’re starting to experience physical withdrawal symptoms, your use has moved beyond recreational into the realm of dependence.
…You’ve Tried to Quit, but Failed.
If you’ve tried to quite using drugs on your own, but weren’t able to make it last, then chances are you need to head to drug rehab. When you’re addicted to drugs, quitting on your own is difficult, and for some, dangerous. Instead of going through it alone, seek help at an addiction treatment center.
…You’re High, or Thinking about Being High, More Often than You’re Not.
When it gets to the point that you’re high or thinking about being high for most of the day, you’re addicted. Being distracted, compelled, and consumed with obtaining and using drugs is a sign that it’s more than just drug use. And if it’s taking up the majority of your time, then you definitely need to head to inpatient drug rehab.
…You’ve Lost Something to Addiction.
It may be money. It may be friends. It may be your dignity or your morals. If addiction has taken something from you, your family, maybe your job, then it is time to take a stand against it and admit yourself to drug rehab.