I know I have a drug problem, but I’m not sure how to stop using. I’m scared because I feel like my drug use is getting out of control and I know that I need help. I’m ready to stop using, but I’m not sure whether to try doing it cold turkey or to go into rehab. Is rehab really worth the cost, and how will it help me fight my addiction?
Answered: 2017-12-30 23:25:28
Rehab can help by removing you from the life that you’ve built around procuring and using drugs. You’ll have a place where you can be honest and can feel comfortable asking for the help that you need. These programs are worth every penny as long as you’re willing to devote your time and energy to working through therapy and making positive changes. If you can admit that your drug use is out of control, then you’re better off seeking help at a professional rehab than trying to go cold turkey. This will give you access to more resources and can teach you how to change your life for the better.
Asking for help is the first step. For many people, addiction is more than just habitual drug use it’s also a lifestyle. If you’ve been an addict for a long time and you’ve built your day around your drug use, then you may not know how to stop using. You’ll need to change so many parts of your life and develop coping skills to stop yourself from relapsing. Trying to go cold turkey only works in a very small percentage of cases, and a rehab facility can really offer you a better support system. If you’re worried about the cost, contact your insurance company and see if they’ll cover an inpatient stay. Many of them will, and you can start contacting rehab facilities to figure out your options. This can take you out of your current environment, help you understand your drug use, and provide you a number of different therapies that teach you how to live without drugs and alcohol. You walk in broken and walk out with the tools you need to start putting yourself back together.