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I Can Manage My Addiction without Rehab

I Can Manage My Addiction without RehabSan Diego addicts often believe some of the following statements, but denial of the truth is only an excuse to keep using despite experiencing negative consequences:

Although I think about using a lot, I am not high all the time, so I can’t be addicted.

San Diego addicts who believe this do not understand that addiction presents itself in more ways than just physically using. The fact that the addict thinks about using a lot suggests that his addiction has impacted him on a psychological and mental level. Often, this aspect of addiction is just as difficult, if not more so, to manage.

I’ve been doing research and see that I can detox at home, so I don’t see what rehab can do for me that I cannot do for myself.

While there are strategies that are available for detox of environmental chemicals, the thought of managing your withdrawal symptoms effectively without help is dangerous. Several things can happen if you try to detox on your own: (A) the withdrawal symptoms may become so intense that you simply give up and go back to using; (B) your body reacts so negatively to the withdrawal that you are at risk for other effects, such as seizures; and (C) you have no assurances that you have completely detox the toxins from your body and may end up right where you started. San Diego residents can benefit greatly from professional treatment.

I am still going to work, doing my job, and spending time with my kids, so I obviously have this under control.

You may think that you are performing at work as effectively as you used to, but probably because you are ignoring some of the signs of trouble. For example, many addicts have to look at their work repeatedly to ensure that it has been done completely: they are not as focused as before. This is taking more of your time so you are not being as productive. Also, while San Diego addicts may actively participate in their children’s activities, are you doing as much with them as you used to? Are you enjoying it as much as you used to? Do you realize that they know that you are distracted and distant and that confuses and scares them?

I would never let myself get to the point where I would put my family at risk.

Have you ever driven your children in the car while being high? Have you used some of your money (or a lot of your money) to buy drugs? Have you missed out on an event in your child’s life because you were out getting drugs? Don’t you realize that each one of these situations does, in fact, put your family at risk? San Diego addicts who have performed any of these behaviors need immediate help.

San Diego Addiction Help

Finding the right addiction treatment option to meet your needs or the needs of someone you love in San Diego can be an overwhelming experience. You need help in getting advice so that you can determine the most appropriate addiction treatment therapy option for you. While recovery is difficult, it is possible and we can help, so please call our toll free helpline today. We are available 24 hours a day to answer any questions you might have about addiction treatment therapy option. We are here to help.