- Physical manifestations of your addiction
With drug or alcohol addiction, an individual may experience blackouts or periods of unconsciousness. If you or a loved one have foggy memories, can’t account for chunks of time, or are unable to remember events they attended, it is likely a blackout and a sign professional care is needed. Random bruises or injuries that seemingly appear out of nowhere are another indication you or a friend need professional intervention. Stay aware of your friends and loved ones, it’s not uncommon for an outsider to first notice an addict’s need to enter a drug rehab center or an IOP program.
- Professional complications
Battling an addiction with drugs or alcohol can have devastating effects on one’s employment. Many jobs have a low tolerance for showing up late or missing work (baring a crisis) and it’s not likely they’ll liken the tardiness and truancy with an addiction that needs help. For other jobs, an addiction might interfere with deadlines or cause poor performance in presentations. If and when you notice any of these signs, please seek help before you’re fired. Our IOP program is a great option for those needing intensive care for their addiction, but who are unable to step away from their careers. We have sessions in the evenings and after work, and can accommodate you.
- Interfering with home life
Along with interfering with a job, an addiction can greatly affect your home life. Times when you’re craving, but unable to fulfill your addiction can lead to emotional outbursts toward your loved ones. You might forget or miss important events in your children’s lives. People near to you might label you “unreliable” or a “rollercoaster”. What they might not know is you need help. If you recognize any of these signs, please give Lighthouse Recovery in Dallas a call. We can help discuss if our IOP program is right for you.
- Guilt, shame, hiding your addiction from others
A sure sign something has a hold on you is if you’re hiding it from others or carrying guilt or shame about it. No addiction is too small to deal with if it’s causing these feelings, and we want to help you break free. Unlike other drug rehabs in Dallas, at Lighthouse Recovery we use evidence-based practices to help Clients address the underlying causes of addiction to lead to long-term success.
Is there a small feeling in the back of your mind that what you’re doing is damaging you? Does it cross your mind the harm your addiction is causing you or loved ones? Has someone – a close or distant friend – mentioned they’re worried about you? These are signs you might need professional help to confront the patterns of addiction in your life.
- Your addiction is your main priority
How often are you thinking about your addiction? Does it drive your day? Thoughts like when can you do it, how can you get away with it, how will you pay for it can be all-consuming for an addict. An addict might miss important or scheduled events in order to privately feed their addiction. You might need to enroll in an IOP program if your addiction is your main priority.
Whether you or a loved one is experiencing one or more of these warning signs, any suspicion you have that intensive care is needed to break an addiction warrants a phone call. Our team at Lighthouse Recovery is available for a free, completely confidential assessment. We can help determine if an Intensive Outpatient Program or an inpatient stay is better for you. Don’t delay, your wellbeing matters and the sooner you begin your journey to recovery, the better.