Recognizing a Need for Drug Rehab

For those who have lived most of their lives relying on alcohol or drugs to cope, learning to live life sober is not a welcome thought. In fact, the very idea of entering drug rehab may be so scary it can lead some people to drink or use even more, while others may make yet another attempt to control their usage in order to convince those around them yet again that they do not need drub rehab. For most struggling with alcoholism and drug addiction, recognizing a need for drug rehab comes at or near the bottom after a long struggle of attempting to control it.

Most of the staff at SouthCoast Recovery has made the journey to recovery and have worked through the very fears you face. Recognizing a need for drug rehab is different for everyone, but at the core is a realization that you can't live with the alcohol or drugs anymore but are afraid to live without them. At SouthCoast Recovery, we'll show you how to build a life free of alcohol and drugs that is better than you ever imagined!

How to Recognize When You Need Drug Rehab

No one starts drinking or using drugs with the intention to become addicted and end up in drug rehab. Nearly every person uses alcohol or drugs for one reason: To change how they feel. Whether it's to be more comfortable in a social situation, fit in with peers, relax or simply because it seems like “fun”, alcohol and drugs do what they are intended to do...for a while. But when recreational use slips into drug abuse and then drug addiction, the fun ends quickly.

How do you recognize when you need drug rehab? We offer a questionnaire on the SouthCoast Recovery website, but the following questions will also give you an idea of self-assessment.

  • Do you drink or use by yourself?
  • Do you often drink before an event to “get ready” for the event?
  • Do you make sure you have an extra supply in case there's “not enough?”
  • Do you frequently have an “eye-opener” the next morning in order to function?
  • Have you ever stolen drugs, medication or alcohol or stolen to obtain them?
  • Do you avoid people who do not approve of your alcohol or drug usage?
  • Have you ever lied about what or how much you use?
  • Has your work or school attendance suffered because of alcohol or drug use?
  • Have you experienced financial difficulties because of your alcohol or drug use?
  • Does the thought of running out of alcohol or drugs frighten you?
  • Answering yes to any of the above questions will help you recognize the need for drug rehab.

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    Asking for Help When You Need Drug Rehab

    If you're still not sure, most drug rehab centers have intake coordinators who can help you determine whether drug rehab is the next step for you. It's likely if your are calling a drug rehab center for assessment, you do. However, it may take someone else's objective point of view to break through that final barrier of denial.

    When you call SouthCoast Recovery, you'll speak to a live person no matter what time of the day you call. At SouthCoast Recovery, your call is important to us because your life is important to us. It's not always easy to determine if you need drug rehab, but our intake coordinators talk to people every day who struggle with alcohol and drug addiction. They will talk to you about your history with alcohol and drugs, your current alcohol or drug use, what you're looking for in terms of a drug rehab facility and what your expectations are. Our goal is to make sure that you choose a drug rehab facility that has what you need.

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    Entering Drug Rehab

    Once the decision to enter drug rehab is made, it's important to enter drug rehab as soon as possible. All too often, the person who needs drug rehab may change his or her mind and start to think that drug rehab is not really necessary. If you're the one making preparations for a loved one, don't let excuses delay entrance into drug rehab. At SouthCoast Recovery, we offer Internet access and phone access to ensure that any remaining loose ends that need to be tied up can be done so even while in drug rehab. Deal with the most pressing needs (i.e., time off from work) and the details can be handled from our drug rehab facility.

    Entering drug rehab can be unnerving and uncomfortable. We make every effort to put our clients at ease and ensure the transition from your world into ours goes smoothly. SouthCoast Recovery is not a lock-down facility. While we encourage our clients to focus 100% on recovery while at our facility, we also understand the need for personal and professional communication during drug rehab. The support of family and friends as you enter drug rehab and during your stay is a vital part of the drug rehab process. At SouthCoast Recovery, family members are encouraged to visit on the weekends and be an active participant in their loved one's recovery. Travel arrangements to SouthCoast Recovery can be made with our intake coordinators.

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    Entering Drug Rehab at SouthCoast Recovery

    When you first enter drug rehab at SouthCoast Recovery, you'll receive a clinical evaluation. This will determine your history with alcohol and drugs, your past and present alcohol and drug usage and whether you have the potential for dual diagnosis, which is the term for an underlying mood disorder such as anxiety or depression coupled with alcoholism or drug addiction.

    Based on your clinical evaluation, we will tailor a treatment plan that consists of individual clinical therapy, individual drug and alcohol counseling and holistic treatments to address any physical maladies you may have associated with your alcohol or drug usage. You'll be transported to one of our residential homes where you will stay during drug rehab. All therapy sessions and educational modules take place at our state of the art Wellness Center.

    At SouthCoast Recovery, we offer a comprehensive treatment program tailored to your needs and goals. Our intake coordinators are available to answer any questions you may have about our 30, 60, 90 day and 6 month programs any time of the day.

    Call us at 1-866-847-4506 – professional assistance is available 24/7.

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