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When is it time to get help for drugs or alcohol? These questions can help.

By Dr. Renee Solomon Are you addicted to drugs or alcohol? Is it time to seek professional help? If you’re hooked, getting unhooked will be emotional and difficult. You’ll need all the help you can get, especially from a professional therapist. Drug and alcohol use can wreak havoc on your career, finances, physical and mental help and relationships. Learning to spot addiction’s warning signs shows you understand how these substances affect your life and can be a first step toward getting help and finding recovery. Ask yourself these questions. 1) Do you spend a lot of time and energy thinking about using drugs and alcohol? 2) Does your usage of drugs and alcohol negatively affect your relationships or your job? 3) Do you often black out and not remember what happened the night before? 4) Can you stop drinking after one drink? 5) Do you continue using substances even though you don’t want to and know that it is hurting you? 6) Do you use drugs and alcohol to numb your feelings of anxiety and/or depression? 7) Have other people told you that you have a problem with drugs or alcohol? 8) Have you tried to stop using drugs and alcohol without success? 9) Do you use drugs and alcohol alone and keep it a secret? 10) Do you have to use more of your chosen substance to achieve your desired effect? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, you may have a problem with drugs or alcohol. We are here to help. Please call us for a free confidential consultation, 844-387-6889 Visit for more information on Forward Recovery and its programs.

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