When people are in their active addiction, they often lack the ability to ask for addiction help. This is one of the reasons why so many people don’t take the opportunity to get sober. The mind of someone who is in active addiction tells them that they don’t have a problem. An addicted person may feel they aren’t worth helping. The disease of addiction is different from any other illness because it doesn’t want you to get well. Those who do ask for help are fortunate enough to have a moment of clarity about their addiction. It’s important to know who and where to turn to when you’re ready to get help with your problem of alcohol or drug addiction.

Don’t be Afraid to Ask for Addiction Help

This despairing man needs addiction help at Serenity House Detox.

There is unfortunately a stigma that surrounds addiction. Probably because many who struggle with this illness consistently hurt the people who love them the most. When someone is diagnosed with cancer or another potentially fatal illness, they typically get help as soon as possible. Someone who is addicted to alcohol or drugs has a distorted brain that tells him or her that they need substances, and that it doesn’t matter who gets hurt in the process. Addiction causes people to lie, cheat and steal from friends and family, and sometimes it can lead to verbal or physical abuse.

What may eventually happen is a person’s loved ones no longer care to interact or socialize with the person who is addicted. This can bring someone addicted into a spiral of depression thinking nobody cares about him or her. They then drink or do drugs to counteract the depression and they’re off and running again.

The reality is that most family members, friends or employers will do anything they can to help you get sober. However, they can’t sit and watch you continue on your destructive path. Even if your loved ones are keeping their distance, realize that getting sober on your own is virtually impossible, which is why you should turn to a reputable detox facility for addiction help.

Addiction Help Starts with Detox

Becoming mentally and physically dependent to any type of drug or alcohol can be extremely agonizing. Most people who become dependent aren’t even trying to get high or drunk anymore. Drinking and using becomes something a person must do in order to feel well. Trying to detox on your own is very risky because it can cause dangerous side effects. Some of the most dangerous symptoms of withdrawal include:

  • Seizures
  • Hallucinations
  • Heart failure

When deciding to get sober, you should always turn to a professional detox center for help. There have been an incredible amount of breakthroughs when it comes to addiction medicine. There are many medications that can help reduce the symptoms of withdrawal. Many are designed to be tapered off, so you won’t have to be reliant upon medications forever. The medications are non-narcotics designed to trick the brain into thinking that you’re still drinking or using, which helps minimize some of the withdrawal symptoms you may be feeling.

A Foundation of Recovery

Serenity House Detox is here to provide you with the addiction help you need by being with you throughout the detox process. We have a fully qualified medical detox facility that will help keep you comfortable and safe while the drugs or alcohol leave your body. While you’re here, you’ll also receive substance abuse treatment where you’ll learn about the disease of addiction as well as what you can do to overcome it. Before you leave, we’ll provide you with the resources you need to maintain your sobriety. To get started on addiction help and recovery, call 866-294-5306.