According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 22.5 million people (8.5 percent of the U.S. population) needed treatment for an illicit drug or alcohol use problem in 2014. Only 4.2 million (18.5 percent) received any treatment that year.1
Deciding whether or not to pursue addiction treatment is your decision. It’s important that you feel comfortable in your decision in order to support successful addiction recovery.
It’s good to remember that addiction is a complex but treatable disease. No single treatment is right for everyone, so it is very important to come to a treatment decision that puts you in the best possible position to succeed.
There are many reasons you may be seeking help. Perhaps you want to be a better parent, sibling, or grandparent to your family. Maybe your employer is placing pressure on you to get treatment. Perhaps you have been court-ordered after getting into some type of trouble. Or maybe, you are just ready to end a cycle of regret and finally begin treatment.
It’s Your Time
Whatever the motivating reason for coming into treatment, you need to be prepared for the changes ahead. Some will feel good. Some may be uncomfortable. And some will start out feeling bad, only to later be one of the best things you ever did for yourself. The decision to make changes often requires the courage to face new challenges. Treatment is not always easy, but with the support of professionals and a group of peers, the experience could be one of the best decisions you make.
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