Sometimes, in order to overcome a plight with alcohol abuse or alcoholism, people need to fall into a few ditches. As much as we don’t want to admit it, addicts sometimes have to fall into a deep pit before they can finally breathe again. However, in certain cases, situations have to get really bad. In this situation, an alcoholic has officially hit “rock bottom,” a state of seemingly no return where life appears meaningless and the alcoholic realizes he or she finally needs help. So, how can you tell if an alcoholic in your family has officially hit rock bottom? Let’s take a closer look and find out some more information.
A Prolonged Disease
Keep in mind that alcoholics are not aware of their condition and will carry on with their self-destructive behavior until someone speaks up. Unlike the flu or a migraine, alcoholism will never taper and will continue to bury its roots into the brains of its victims until they are physically, emotionally, and spiritually broken. With the intervention of loved ones, these people will easily sink into a deep hole.
Bottom of the Hole
So, what constitutes hitting “rock bottom”? For some people, a DUI might be the wake-up call they need to get some help, or the public humiliation of appearing in court might be enough to push them over the edge. In some cases, though, as much as 10 arrests for drunk driving will not be able to convince a drunk to get help. Perhaps an alcoholic is aggressively thrown out of the house by an enraged spouse or child and locked out of their lives. Regardless of the situation, “rock bottom” constitutes a situation of moral decline when the lightbulb finally clicks.
Seeking Treatment for Alcohol Abuse or Alcoholism
Alcoholism and alcohol abuse are dangerous mental illnesses that not only destroy the victims but can also drive a massive wedge into their private lives. Adding the burden of heavy drinking and impaired behavior to an already massive pile of family dilemmas can be a huge challenge for people who truly value their free time. Consider how difficult life can become when you have to deal with a drunken loved one and continuously put them back on their feet. Eventually, your life will take a different turn unless you both can find help. The good news is that help is always around the corner.
If you are suffering from a severe case of alcoholism or alcohol abuse or have a friend or loved one who is coping with this illness, get in touch with Asana Recovery today. Our professional team of counselors and healthcare experts will help you endure the painful process of alcohol withdrawal and detox and guide you along the rocky road of rehabilitation. Soon enough, you will experience a faster and much more efficient recovery.
If you want to find out more about our residential treatment or supervised detoxification/withdrawal programs or enroll in one of these programs today, we are ready and waiting to speak with you at your leisure and your disclosure. Call Asana now at (949) 438-4504 to learn how you can overcome your mental illness and take an extra step toward becoming a healthier person.