How do I know if I Need Substance Abuse Treatment?

When we are in active addiction, our mental processes and judgement are significantly impaired. This can make determining whether or not you have a substance abuse problem all the more difficult, as your brain will do its best to rationalize away any unpleasant realities of your continued substance use. In these situations, it is best to defer to an outside opinion as to your potential substance abuse disorder, as they are able to maintain objectivity and are not clouded by the intoxicants which you regularly partake. In spite of this lack of sound judgement, there are some obvious signs which point to your having developed a substance abuse problem which would benefit from inpatient treatment.

One of the most obvious indicators of a serious substance abuse issue is an increased level of dysfunction in your day to day life. Your impaired mental and physical abilities can easily lead to job loss, legal issues, and an inability to handle basic tasks such as hygiene and housework. Our new reality becomes one of minimal activity outside of acquiring and using our substance of choice, to the detriment of our physical and mental condition. Moments of clarity will still occur in which you realize and acknowledge the insanity of your current choices and existence, and it is in those moments the opportunity to make a decision to get help can occur.

Another set of circumstances which clearly indicates a problem is conflict in your relationships with others, as well as a compulsion to severely limit your socialization and isolate yourself. This is borne of your need to defend your rationalizations surrounding your substance abuse from the light of day, which would reveal them to be based on flimsy reasoning and outright falsehood. When you are around others, often confrontations will occur as they call you out on your substance use and how it is negatively affecting your life. Naturally you will avoid contact with such people whenever possible, defending your addiction at the expense of everything else in your life.

These behaviors and situations are all clearly indicative of a substance abuse problem which should be dealt with as soon as possible. A stay in a medically assisted detox facility followed immediately by residential inpatient treatment will afford you the best chance at achieving and maintaining sobriety, and should be your first choice in terms of care for your addiction. At Evolutions Treatment Center, we have established and refined a continuum of care which approaches your disease holistically, addressing every facet of your health and well-being in order to aid you in your recovery. If you think you may be struggling with substance abuse, and see any of those previously mentioned indicators in your life, do not hesitate to call our Admissions Counselors today at 833-818-3031 so we may help end the vicious cycle addiction has wrought in your life.


Evolutions is a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center located in beautiful South Florida. Our holistic approach to addiction treatment centers around addressing and healing the underlying issues at the root of addiction, rather than merely medicating symptoms away.

Our treatment program includes individual and group-based therapy to help clients understand and manage their symptoms and emotions.

If you or a loved one is suffering from addiction, alcoholism, or any co-occurring disorders please call us at (833) 818-3031 or visit