If you have a drug or alcohol problem and are aware that you need help but have been procrastinating, it is time to take the next step towards recovery. Actually recognising the problem is one of the biggest steps you can make towards a clean and sober life, so now is the time to put everything else on hold and focus on getting better.
You may have such an important job that you feel you cannot spare the time to get treatment, but the reality is that if you do not get help now, your problems will almost certainly get worse. It will get to the stage where your addiction takes complete control of your life and you are unable to work.
Your Health is More Important
No matter how important you feel your job is, your health and wellbeing are much more important. At the end of the day, if you continue with your destructive behaviour, your health will deteriorate to the point where you cannot reverse the damage done to your body.
Think about this if your doctor told you that you had heart disease and advised an immediate surgical procedure, would you tell him that you couldnt get it done at the moment because you did not have the time? It is more likely that you would drop what you are doing to get the surgery done and you would take the required time off to recover, no questions asked. Your colleagues would take over your work until you were well enough to return.
It would make sense for you to treat your addiction in the same manner and sign up for the treatment that you so desperately need. Addiction is just as dangerous to health as any other illness, so you need to realise how serious it is and act now.
Tackling the Drinking Culture
You may also be worried about returning to work after rehab and being unable to drink alcohol. In some businesses, there is a drinking culture that many people believe they need to be a part of to succeed. This is simply not true anymore as many people in the business world do not drink purely out of choice. Even if you regularly have business meetings and dinners where others are drinking, there is no law to say that you have to join in.
It is also important to realise that these days, there is no stigma to saying that you just do not drink. It is acceptable to drink soda water or other soft drinks instead, even at high-powered business meetings or dinners. You do not have to take drugs or alcohol to be good at your job or to join in with the others.
If you really want to get better and are fed up with living in the shadow of addiction, then do not let your work stop you from getting the help you need. You deserve to enjoy your life free from addiction, and now is the perfect time to reach out for help.
If you already know that you have a problem, you have already taken a huge step. Delaying now would be a very bad idea as you may begin to convince yourself that you do not actually have a problem. Getting help now will mean you have a chance at a healthy and clean life with your family and friends. Your health will improve and your risk of developing a number of illnesses will reduce.
Call us here at Rehab Helper today for information on taking the next step towards recovery. Our team are on standby to take your call and can provide you with free, confidential advice and support on how to overcome your addiction.