This is a question that is often asked. Alcohol and drugs are both highly addictive substances and neither are considered to be good for your body. Alcohol is legal and is normalized in todays society, which makes it seem like it is not so bad. It is present at many events and get together and often advertised in many places. This normalization has made alcohol seem to not be as bad as it really is, but many experts have stated that alcohol is actually worse for you than some drugs.
Alcohol is very addictive to those who consume it. It has often times been referred to as the most addictive substance in the world. Studies have shown that the side effects from alcohol can be more destructive to your body than those of drugs. The leading cause of death is not car crashes, drugs, sickness, or murder. Alcohol is the number one cause of death yearly. Alcohol is also the number one gateway drug, which is a habit-forming drug that, while not itself addictive. Alcohol may be so addictive because it is easy to get. You only have to be 21 years old to purchase alcohol, but people have found many ways to work around that. Fake IDs and having older people purchase alcohol is a few examples.
There are a few signs that can help you indicate if you need to go to rehab for your addiction. You should consider rehab if you have done any of the following:
- driven a car under intoxication
- a doctor tells you that you have health problems because of your addiction
- your friends or family have asked you to stop
- you have withdraw symptoms
- you make bad choices while intoxicated
- you lose your job/ get kicked out of school
- you can not quit
- you lie about your habits
- you do not know how to control it
These are only a few examples of signs that may indicate that you need to go to rehab. These signs could change depending on the person and the severity of their problems.
Alcohol or drug abuse are not problems to be taken lightly. If you are experiencing issues with alcohol or drugs you should take rehab into serious consideration to help you overcome these problems. Call us today.