When Should I Do Rehab?

The answer to the question, “when should I do rehab?” Is a personal one. But there are signs to look for that might indicate it’s time to reach out for help.

Drugs and alcohol can easily take over your life, and you may not even see it coming. A structured rehab program can help Michigan residents reclaim themselves and walk the path toward recovery. If you’ve tried to quit and been unsuccessful, rehab may be the tool you need to find your way back to the life you love.

Signs Of Addiction

Drug and alcohol addiction start slowly, and there’s a good chance that you and your loved ones may not even notice that you’re heading down a path toward addiction. But once addiction takes hold, rehab may be your best option. A few things to look for within yourself are:

  • Alcohol or drugs are your top priority. Many people in addiction push their responsibilities and obligations aside in the quest to obtain and consume drugs or alcohol. If you notice that these substances consume your thoughts more so than work, family, or other things that you love, you may be in the icy grip of addiction.
  • Your physical and mental health are suffering. Substance use brings on many different health effects, and none of them are positive. Depending on your specific addiction, you may have different physical or mental effects. These could include constant fatigue, skin problems, anxiety, depression, and malnutrition.
  • You’ve built up a tolerance. As you get further and further into your addiction, you may find that you have to take more drugs or consume more alcohol to feel the same effect. Unfortunately, as your tolerance increases, your resistance decreases. This can have fatal consequences, particularly if you are addicted to a depressant, such as heroin, that can slow your breathing and result in a coma or death.
  • Your desire to use never goes away. There are two types of addiction: physical and mental. Most people in rehab have experienced both. As your body gets acclimated to the poison within it, you may find that you fixate more and have more physical symptoms of withdrawal, even with short periods of sobriety.
  • Your relationships are suffering. There is little doubt that people become very different during active addiction. When your relationship with your friends, family, coworkers, and others are continually interrupted by drug or alcohol use, rehab can help you reclaim the best parts of yourself so that you can make amends to those you’ve hurt.
  • Your attempts to stop have been unsuccessful. Many people wind up in rehab after trying (unsuccessfully) to cease substance use on their own. If you’ve tried but found you don’t have the willpower to get clean on your own, look for a Michigan-based rehab center that can help.

If you think it’s time for rehab or want to consider online counseling, contact Aegis Medical. Our caring and compassionate practitioners understand the overwhelming challenges that you experience each day. However, it’s never too late to make changes that help you reclaim the best parts of yourself. Our online treatment is a more affordable alternative to inpatient rehab, and we serve people throughout the state of Michigan.

Aegis Medical offers online opioid addiction treatment for those suffering from addiction. When you choose Aegis Medical, you can use your own pharmacy, benefit from our board-certified expertise, and receive treatment from anywhere from a judgment-free practitioner whose sole purpose is to help you walk your recovery journey with confidence. Dr. Peter Farago is licensed throughout the US and Canada and is a member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, the Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine, and the American Board of Preventive Medicine. Aegis Medical is also HIPAA Verified and accepts most insurance plans.