Is Rehab For Me?

One of the first questions we are asked by any potential client is “Do I really need to come to Rehab?”


Firstly, this is very difficult to answer with a straight yes or no as every person is unique. “Why is it some people can have a few drinks with friends, whereas once I start, I drink until I black out”. This is very confusing for a lot of people and many don’t realise what is happening to them, often loved ones see it first.


It is generally accepted that once your substance use starts having a negative impact on your life you need to get help. Maybe you are just starting to see this happen, or maybe you are seeing things starting to spiral out of control? Are your relationships suffering, jobs and health too? These things are very unlikely to get better on their own, no matter how hard you try.

To look at this in a real way, we use the DSM-5 screening questions, answering these honestly will give a good indication of the level of impact your particular substance is having on your life. Simply answer yes or no to the 11 statements below. Once you have answered them you will have a good idea as to whether you are controlling the substance or it is controlling you.


Secondly, If you are still undecided and think you are one of the few who can make it on their own, remember that your environment is crucial to the start of a successful recovery, being in residential rehab will remove all of the triggers and temptations that you would face in your normal day to day life, all of the things that would significantly decrease your chances of getting (and staying) clean.


If you have had enough and you want the best chance of making real, lasting changes in your life we can help, give us a call.

Addiction Questionnaire

Taking the substance in larger amounts or for longer than you're meant to.
Wanting to cut down or stop using the substance but not managing to.
Spending a lot of time getting, using, or recovering from use of the substance.
Cravings and urges to use the substance.
Not managing to do what you should at work, home, or school because of substance use.
Continuing to use, even when it causes problems in relationships.
Giving up important social, occupational, or recreational activities because of substance use.
Using substances again and again, even when it puts you in danger.
Continuing to use, even when you know you have a physical or psychological problem that could have been caused or made worse by the substance.
Needing more of the substance to get the effect you want (tolerance).
Development of withdrawal symptoms, which can be relieved by taking more of the substance.
Addiction Questionnaire
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