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I Think I Have a Problem, Now What?

Some people struggle with substance misuse for years before seeking help, and this may be due to a variety of reasons. Maybe they don’t truly believe that they have a problem with drugs or alcohol. On the other hand, maybe they are afraid that they will be judged or shamed if they do reach out and try to get treatment. Further, people simply don’t know where to begin when it comes to seeking the help they need. 

Perhaps you think you have a problem with substance misuse and want to quit but don’t know where to turn. The fear of the unknown and being unsure of what to expect from this journey can be an overwhelming feeling. Although this fear is normal, it’s also important that you don’t let it hold you back from taking the big first step toward recovery. Our team at Sage Recovery will walk with you as you navigate this journey and will be there for you every step of the way. 

I Think I Have a Problem: Overcoming the Fear of Seeking Help

Addiction can be a very isolating thing to experience because people often keep it to themselves for so long and don’t allow anyone else to help them shoulder the burden. Yet, when you do open up to someone else and ask for help, it will feel as if a boulder has been lifted off of your back. No longer will you feel as if you have to go through this alone. You will find that many people will be there to offer you help if you can simply overcome the fear of asking for it. 

If you think you have a problem with drugs or alcohol and carry shame because of it, it may help you to reshape the way you view addiction. We know that addiction is a disease. It is not something that you ever chose to have happen to you, nor is it something that you can control.

When you begin to view your addiction for the chronic disorder that it is, it can help lessen any shame you may feel. It can also help you to recognize that you are by no means alone in this struggle. Many people have struggled with addiction before and managed to recover, and you can too. There is no reason to feel any sort of guilt or embarrassment about needing help. 

I Think I Have a Problem: The First Step

If you think you have a problem with drugs or alcohol and don’t know where to turn, consider first reaching out to your primary care provider. They will know your medical history and will be able to provide you with proper guidance on how to move forward. Your doctor can also assess your needs and recommend a good treatment program for you. They may also recommend a therapist or other resources that could be beneficial during these beginning stages of your recovery. 

It is important to note that everyone’s needs when it comes to seeking treatment for substance use disorder (SUD) are going to look a little different. A treatment plan will be curated based on your unique substance use history and personal needs, including factors such as: 

I Think I Have a Problem: What to Expect at Sage Recovery

At Sage Recovery we offer both outpatient and inpatient treatment at our Texas facilities. With our outpatient treatment program, you would continue to live at home but would come into the facility regularly as you participate in the recovery program. This program allows you to maintain your typical schedule, whether it includes work, school, or other responsibilities. It can also be a good program for those who are trying to balance childcare and treatment simultaneously. 

We also offer an inpatient care program. With this program, you would be staying here at our facility full-time until the duration of your treatment program is complete. You will be under the care and supervision of our highly trained staff. They will be available to answer any questions you may have and can help provide medical assistance if necessary during the detox process. 

You might not yet know whether inpatient or outpatient care is the right fit for your unique situation. Don’t worry; our team will work with you to assess your needs and discuss the details of each program fully. You may have a problem that seems overwhelming right now. However, at our facility, you will have access to no shortage of resources that will help. 

Just a few examples of the different resources our program offers include:

There are a lot of different reasons why people put off getting help with addiction for so long. They may make up a lot of excuses and convince themselves to believe them. However, the truth is that nobody should feel they have to struggle with this disorder alone. There is a great multitude of life-saving resources that are available to anyone who simply asks. If you have a problem with drugs or alcohol, our team at Sage Recovery is here to help. We will be there for you every step of the way as you navigate this journey. You will receive the highest quality of care that you deserve. Don’t wait, give us a call at (512) 306-1394 today.