Admitting That You Have a Problem
Sometimes it may be hard to take a step back from yourself and view your own situation objectively. Realistically, if you have to ask if your addiction is bad enough for rehab, it probably is.
Admitting that you have a problem with drugs or alcohol can be a very difficult step. It is hard to let yourself know you have a problem and even harder to admit it to others. But unless you take that first step of admitting you have a problem, you may never be able to veer off that path of addiction.
In addition, if someone that you know or love has mentioned that you may have an addiction problem, don’t be so quick to write them off. They have the ability to see your situation from the outside. Chances are that they have your best interest at heart and don’t want to see anything bad happen to you. If several people mention that there might be an issue, you certainly can’t ignore them all. They may just have a point.
Another sign that it is time to invest in rehab is if you’ve ever tried to hide your use from close friends or loved ones. You may use the excuse that you just don’t want people “in your business”, but being secretive is definitely a red flag. Ask yourself why you feel you need to hide your actions if you aren’t doing anything wrong. If you feel irritated or angry at someone for noticing your addiction, you need to take a step back and look at the bigger picture.