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If it feels like drugs or alcohol are starting to take over your life, you might have come to the realization that going to rehab needs to be a serious consideration. However, because of the stigma surrounding rehab or concerns about the cost of treatment, you might not be inclined to visit a professional for treatment. Instead, you might think about treating yourself on your own.

Once your addiction begins to progress recovery on your own is not possible. This is why it’s always a better idea to visit a professional for help.

Why can’t I recover on my own?

Addiction is an insidious and progressive disease. You may have had experiences in the past where you have been able to say no to using certain substances, but once addiction forms it becomes impossible to stop using on your own. Usually, people are unable or unwilling to recognize the signs of addiction in themselves, especially if the addiction has gone on for some time.

Attempting to stop using certain substances on your own can be dangerous for your health. For example, if you are physically dependent on alcohol or benzos, you may need to go through a  medically supervised detox program in order to safely stop drinking or using. It is possible to become so physically dependent on certain substances that attempting to stop on your own can cause serious health problems or even be fatal. 

What makes a drug addiction treatment center better for me?

A drug addiction treatment center is staffed with professionals who specialize in helping people safely recover from drug or alcohol addiction. Centers that specialize in the dual diagnosis approach, like Tulip Hill Recovery, take treatment even further by addressing the mental health issues that drive the need to use substances and alcohol.

Reasons you may need to visit a drug addiction recovery center like Tulip Hill include:

  • Detoxing on your own is dangerous — Attempting to detox on your own can lead to physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms that can range from irritating to life threatening. Tulip Hill can help you find a detox center for your needs and can help you continue your recovery after detox.
  • You need motivation and accountability — When trying to quit on your own, it’s easy to give into temptation or say, “Just one more” or “I did good this week. Another couldn’t hurt.” The professionals and others in recovery at a treatment center likeTulip Hill can keep you accountable and motivated to stay on track for reaching your recovery goals.
  • Mental health issues fuel your addiction — Often, mental health issues like anxiety, depression or post-traumatic stress can fuel addiction or develop as a result of it. Dual diagnosis centers like Tulip Hill have mental health professionals on-site who work with you on a regular basis to help you develop healthier coping mechanisms for any mental health issues that might be driving your need for drugs or alcohol.
  • You’re not sure how to be a part of society — You might be unwilling to seek treatment because it feels like you are “too far gone” or unable to recover. This is not true. It is never too late to get the help that you need and deserve. Centers like Tulip Hill can help by assisting you in creating job resumes, arranging transportation and building community.

Take your first step to recovery at Tulip Hill Recovery

At Tulip Hill Recovery, we focus on discovering what factors in your life may be contributing to your addiction in order to treat it at its main source. 

Are you ready to talk to someone about treatment for addiction and building a better future for yourself? Please contact us online or call us at 877-845-8192 to get in touch with our team and start your recovery journey.