Help for Myself
Being an addict is not a reflection of poor character, lack of willpower, low intelligence or anything similar. Becoming addicted doesn’t mean that you are “bad person” who needs to “be made good.”
It means that you are someone who is ill, and like anyone else with an illness you need some treatment and help to get better.
Rehab Recovery offers you a completely non-judgemental and entirely confidential addiction advice service so you can know that you are not alone in your battle with addiction and that no matter how dark things may seem there is always hope.
Am I Addicted? Some Questions To Ask Yourself
- Do you ever try to drink, use drugs or engage in self-destructive behaviour when alone?
- Have you ever found that you have gaps in your memory due to the use of alcohol, drugs or addictive behaviours like gambling or video games?
- Have you ever needed to go to your doctor for help managing your life because of your drinking or addiction behaviour?
- Do you drink, use drugs, self-harm or otherwise exhibit self-destructive behaviour in order to boost your confidence or self-esteem?
- Have you ever needed to go to the hospital because of your drinking, drug use or self-destructive behaviour?
- Do you find that you lose time at work because you are drinking, taking drugs, gambling, playing video games etc?
- Is your self-destructive behaviour making your home life unhappy?
- Do you find that people are withdrawing from you or often becoming angry or upset with you because of your drinking/drug use or another behaviour?
- Do you find that you don’t care about your own welfare or that of your family, as long as you are able to drink/do drugs or engage in your preferred behaviour – for example skipping meals, not bathing, ignoring your children?
- Has your everyday ambition and motivation decreased since you began regularly using drink/drugs or engaging in some sort of recurring behaviour, perhaps causing you to lose your job?
- Do you find yourself craving a substance or activity at a similar time every day, or that when you wake up in the morning the substance or activity is the first thing you think of?
- Do you turn to drink/drugs or certain behaviours in order to cope with feelings of worry, everyday troubles or normal unhappiness?
If you have answered yes to more than three of the above questions then you may be an addict to a substance or self-destructive behaviour and should seek addiction treatment.
Remember it is never too late to seek help – pick up the phone to call our expert addiction advisors and we can help you take the first steps to a new life free of the pain of addiction.