If you have a substance use disorder and are dependent on drugs or alcohol you are probably very frustrated with yourself and your life. It’s likely that you even feel lost, tired, depressed, and weak, and you are likely quite unhappy the vast majority of the time.

In fact, there’s a good chance that you’ve more or less given up on life. You may have even resigned yourself to what you believe is your inevitable fate.

However, it doesn’t have to be that way. Many thousands of men and women make a decision to get the help they need each year. It’s not an easy road, and recovery is a battle you’ll be fighting for the rest of your life – but you deserve it.

If you think all is lost and are wondering why you should get help and start your life anew, read on. The following list will give you important reasons to contemplate to hopefully inspire you to get treatment. You must break free. You can, and if you put your mind to it, you will.

Reasons You Should Seek Treatment and Get Clean and Sober

If you’re reading this, there is still hope. You want to know why you should break free of your addiction; here are seven reasons why you must.

1. Because of Your Relationships

People care about you. Whether it be friends or family members, almost everyone has a relationship with someone. Even if these people are substance users themselves, they don’t want to see you suffering. They definitely don’t want to lose you. If you are struggling with addiction, these people want to see you get better.

Many people who struggle with addiction have experienced challenging relationships in their lives. You may not have had family support growing up, but you likely have someone who loves you somewhere. If you seek treatment, it needs to be for yourself first and foremost, but your shared love with another person can be a great motivator as well.

2. For Your Kids

If you have children, another reason that you should break free from your addiction is for them. If you grew up in a household in which one or both of your parents abused drugs or alcohol, then you know first hand how challenging that can be. The power to break the cycle is in your hands. Give your children the parent that they deserve.

3. To Feel Better Physically

Are you sick and tired of waking up feeling awful? Do you remember what it felt like to wake up refreshed and ready to face the day? If you want to feel better physically on a daily basis, this is another great reason to seek treatment. It’s likely that you often feel terrible, have little energy, and tire easily if you are a regular drug or alcohol user. You don’t have to feel this way anymore.

4. For Financial Reasons

If you ever ask yourself where all your money goes, then you probably know the answer. Supporting a drug or alcohol habit is expensive and many people with substance use disorders often find that they are broke, or that they have little money to spend on important or fun things after pouring all of their paycheck into their drug of choice. If you’re sick and tired of wondering how to afford the things you want and need, then it’s time to seek treatment for your addiction.

5. For Better Sleep

Do you sleep well at night? When was the last time that you did? When was the last time you slept well on a regular basis? If you’re struggling with an addiction to drugs or alcohol, then it’s no wonder that you feel tired all thet time. Alcohol and drug use impedes proper sleep. You may have trouble falling asleep when you want to fall asleep, or you fall asleep during when you don’t plan on it because you are tired from using.

When you quit using, you can get yourself on a better and more consistent sleep schedule and you will actually enjoy restful sleep again.

6. To Improve Your Mental Health

Stop beating yourself up all day every day. Addiction is tough and you likely feel a lot of guilt surrounding your substance use disorder. You may feel like a failure; you may be embarrassed. Your self-image is terrible.

When you seek treatment for your addiction, these feelings will slowly begin to dissolve. You’ll find that you have more fun in all that you do. You will become a productive, energetic human again. Your memory will improve and so will your ambition. You can be anything you want to be if you put your mind to it.

It all starts with seeking treatment for your substance use disorder.

7. Because You Deserve It

There is nothing wrong with you. You deserve the very best. You are worth it, and you don’t have to feel like this any longer. Recovery isn’t easy, but you can do it. Take the time and make the effort to seek treatment today. It will be the best thing that you ever do for yourself as long as you live – so do it, and do it now.

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Resources

https://www.drugabuse.gov/sites/default/files/drugfacts_treatmentstats.pdf

https://psychcentral.com/lib/the-trauma-of-children-of-addicts-and-alcoholics

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/drug-addiction/symptoms-causes/syc-20365112

https://www.webmd.com/mental-health/addiction/sleep-substance-abuse