Addiction is very complicated and affects so many aspects of your life. It compromises physical and mental health, relationships with loved ones, your job, finances, and responsibilities. Addiction can lead to liver or heart failure, overdose, and early death. Underlying and concurring mental health illnesses, such as depression, anxiety, or PTSD can increase with drug or alcohol abuse and make medications less effective.
Here are 10 reasons why you need treatment:
- Mend relationships with loved ones. Addiction can cause trust issues with family and friends. Loved ones can attend family therapy, counseling, and group meetings to learn more about addiction, and show support for your sobriety. It is a good way to heal broken relationships.
- Increase job stability and productivity. Addiction can make it difficult to stay employed. Frequent absences, tardiness, and decline in job productivity can result in job loss. A life of sobriety allows more prompt, reliable, and productive work and can boost self-esteem.
- Self-discovery. Another great reason to go to treatment is that you get to know more about yourself and unveil the real you.
- Save money. Addiction creates extra expenses because your money is spent on drugs and alcohol. Sober living allows you to save money, pay the bills, and have the basic needs to sustain a healthy life.
- Physical health. Addiction leads to serious health complications. The brain and other organs are affected. Drug and alcohol abuse can cause brain damage, memory loss, heart and liver failure, overdose and early death. These health issues could be preventable by living substance-free.
- Mental health. Drugs and alcohol have negative effects on mental health. Some heighten depression, anxiety, fear, paranoia, and insomnia. Living without controlled substances allows a medical professional to treat any underlying psychological issues.
- Improve self-confidence. Addiction can heighten feelings of worthlessness, helplessness, and self-doubt. Living sober allows a person to enjoy life to the fullest and pursue short and long-term goals.
- Increase motivation. Drug and alcohol use creates negative effects on health and self-worth. Sobriety allows for an increase in mood, health, and motivation.
- Memory. Drugs and alcohol affect memory and the ability to remember things, such as birthdays, holidays, or other events.
- Enjoy life. Living substance-free is more enjoyable. A healthy, sober mind changes a person’s perspective.
“I dwell in possibility.” – Emily Dickinson
If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction or substance abuse, get help today. Nexus Recovery Services specializes in treatment for drug and alcohol addiction. Our mission is to provide tools and support for every client’s seamless transition into a meaningful and fulfilling life of sobriety. We offer a free and confidential consultation. Call us to get started:888-855-6877