Addiction is a chronic, progressive disease which often becomes fatal. Seeking treatment is not a matter of choice but a matter of necessity.
You Have Too Much To Do And Not Enough Time To Go To Treatment
There is a terribly myth surrounding addiction and alcoholism which often prevents people from fully realising the severity of their substance use problem. Being “high functioning” is a term used to describe people who continue to function in life without little issues, reaping all the material rewards of “success”.
Underneath the surface of their job, home, family, and other indicators of normalcy is weakening mental health under a chronic obsession for and dependency upon drugs or alcohol. People are able to maintain their high functioning for some time.
Drugs and alcohol, being the harmful substances that they are, tend to get in the way of long term sustainability. Eventually, a tolerance increasingly develops, requiring the use of an increasing amount of substances, resulting in increasingly unmanageable symptoms.
The simple truth is there will never be a time like the present to seek help. Everything in life can disappear due to fatal overdose or serious health complications. To continue managing your life, enlist the help of trusted friends and families upon whom you can delegate your many responsibilities.
Sometimes, it is better to let go of all obligation and purely focus on regaining mental, physical, and spiritual wellness.
You Don’t Want To Go Because You Can Do It Yourself
“I can quit on my own” and “I have it under control” are common protests for procrastinating the ultimate decision to seek residential treatment for addiction. Pride is not an enemy for humility but a challenge.
Ego is the greatest challenge we all face. Overcoming pride in exchange for humbleness is a great task in recovery. Asking for help isn’t a sign of weakness or failure. It’s practicing one of the highest spiritual principles which is humbling yourself to acknowledge there are forces greater than yourself.
Alcohol and drugs can become larger problems than we are able to handle. If you are in need of help, you can call a trusted friend or family member or directly call a treatment center first. Castle Craig is available 24 hours a day to answer your call.
At Castle Craig, we design individual treatment programmes for addiction and associated mental health issues for change. Without change, we wouldn’t have butterflies. Each patient in our programme is on a journey of transformation, optimising their mental, physical, and spiritual health. For more information, please call our 24 hour free confidential phone-line: 0808 256 3732. From outside the UK please call: +44 1721 788 006 (normal charges apply).
Page last reviewed and medically fact-checked | January 22, 2020