There’s no one set answer for “when you should go to a drug rehab in Los Angeles.” It’s different for every single person. One thing to keep in mind, however: you don’t have to hit “rock bottom” before you make the decision to go. Often, waiting until you or a loved one hits rock bottom is procrastination: putting off doing the thing you know is right. Obviously, there’s nothing easy about reaching out to a recovery facility. Here at Carus Recovery, we can help you to recover in a beautiful, supportive environment. These are some signs we’ve seen that taken individually or together, it’s time to get help.
A Loss of Control
That phrase can have many different meanings to an addict. It could mean that you can’t control your consumption anymore. Many addicts say “I’m only going to have a little,” only to lose control and consume far, far more than they had planned on. Perhaps you’ve caused harm to yourself to others when you didn’t mean to, all while you were under the influence. Once could very well be an accident, but continued behavior is a sign of a serious problem.
Difficulty Quitting or Cutting Back
Maybe you’ve tried to stop using drugs, but you just can’t do it. Perhaps you were able to quit for a day (or even a week or so) but then you end up using again. Many people come to our facility, not because they’ve bottomed out or anything like that, but they want to quit and don’t really know how. If you’ve tried to quit so many different ways, but none of them have worked, then it’s definitely time to reach out to a facility like ours. That doesn’t mean that you’re a failure or anything like that – it means that you’re someone with a treatable addiction.
You’ve Suffered Consequences, or Almost Have
Many people end up going to rehab or detox after they’ve already broken the law: having been arrested for being under the influence, getting into an accident, that kind of thing. Hopefully, that doesn’t happen to you. We’ve had many people come to our facility after they drove under the influence a few times or even once, and it scared them. They came here before they caused an accident because they realized the potential consequences of what could have happened. By that same token, we’ve treated many addicts who were kicked out of or almost kicked out of school, their jobs, and so forth.
Carus Recovery, Your Recovery
There’s never a wrong time to reach out to us, but contacting us before the worst happens is always the way to go. If you’re worried about a loved one or yourself, you can always contact us to see if it’s time to seek out recovery professionals. We’re always glad to talk to folks about how we can potentially help them or the ones they care about. You can give Carus Recovery a call at (888) 616-9075.