We know that there are many different recovery centers all throughout the southern California area. Finding the right one isn’t easy, not for those who want to enter or those who love them. We do everything we can to make sure that Carus Recovery is able to help you to not just become sober but to lead a happy and sober life once you leave our recovery center in Los Angeles. However, it can be difficult to know even if you just need treatment at all. We’re often asked: “I’m not sure if I need treatment” or “my loved one might need to come to your facility.”
Signs that you may need help can be obvious, but they can also be subtle. One thing we always want people to keep in mind is you don’t have to “bottom out” before you decide that you need treatment. In fact, it’s best to get treatment before that point, as it can make things easier on both yourself and those who care about you. Deciding to get help before something truly awful happens is a smart, proactive decision.
What to Look for
How much time do you spend trying to get the substance you worry you’re addicted to? How strong are your cravings? Do you ever feel completely out of control or that you can’t take responsibility for anything? Does it feel like everything is getting worse and worse, or that your use is more dangerous? Have you tried to quit, really wanting to do so, but find yourself unable? When you tried to quit, were the withdrawal symptoms essentially unbearable? Has your tolerance gotten so much stronger than it was before you started using? Have your relationships, social life, job and more suffered greatly? Those are just some of the questions to ask yourself. Honest answers to those questions can go a long way towards determining whether you should reach out to us.
“My Friends Say It’s Fine”
We hear this quite often: “I feel like I drink too much, but my friends never seem to say anything about it,” or “my family thinks I have a problem, but none of my friends do.” You want to be careful that your friends aren’t enabling you. If they’re drinking as much as you or using drugs to the same degree as you, they might not be the voices you should be listening to. It makes sense to think: “I don’t have a problem, because my friends would have mentioned it.” However, you have to ask yourself if you could ever tell one of them that they had a problem.
Contact our Recovery Center in Los Angeles
It’s normal to be uncertain if you need to go to treatment. We’re always glad to talk to people to determine whether or not Carus Recovery is right for them. If you believe that you may have a problem and aren’t sure what to do, message us through our site or call (888) 616-9075.