There is one thing that far too many addiction sufferers have in common. As they fall into the vicious cycle of addiction, their lives start falling apart. It’s a sad thing to see because once things start going bad, the momentum creates for them what sometimes seems like insurmountable problems.
In many cases, we are not talking about a just few problems. We are talking about problems that can touch every aspect of an addiction sufferer’s life. They tend to have struggles in many if not all of the following areas:
- Personal relationships
- Problems managing their finances
- Legal problems like DUI and divorce
- Issues at work, including loss of job
The solution when things get bad is checking into a drug and alcohol rehab program. That is something that should not be underestimated. No matter how bad the problems in a person’s life get, they can recover if they are willing to do the work.
Rehab usually starts with a stint in a detox program. That’s the addiction sufferer’s opportunity to deal with any withdrawal symptoms they might encounter while in a safe environment.
After going through the detox process, the addiction sufferer will need to go through the therapy portion of treatment. This is where the adduction sufferer will need to commit to and focus on the treatment process. With hard work, openness, and honesty, they will have a chance to learn the truth about their addiction. They will hopefully get knowledge of why they feel the need to harm themselves with a dangerous substance. With this information in hand, they can then start to develop better life and coping skills. That is necessary so they can deal with temptation and their triggers without relapsing.
Will Going To Detox Save My Job?
Taking things down to a more personal level, you most likely have some concerns you would like to address related to getting treatment. Will going to detox save your job?
That’s a difficult question to answer because it’s dependent on so many different things, including your current status with your employer. We’ll assume things are not going well with your employer since you are seeking advice.
In general terms, going to detox should be considered nothing more than the first step towards sobriety. It’s a way to clean drugs or alcohol out of your system, but it offers no assurance that you are going to stop your addictive behavior. So no, going to detox is not going to be enough.
To be fair, your employer might see it as a sign you are willing to make an effort. It might buy you some time to get your act together. However, it’s very likely your employer will recognize it as nothing more than a bandaid. Ultimately, they are going to want evidence that they can count on you to stop abusing substances of any kind.
Remember, the pressure is not on your employer to show you that they are willing to be sympathetic and patient. The pressure is on you to show that you value your job enough to address your addiction and get it fixed.
Can you now understand the importance of therapy? If you don’t invest the time and efforts to isolate the driving force behind your addiction, the chances of you staying sober a very small. Sooner or later, your employer will have had enough and will release you from your duties.
Conversely, you can detox and go through therapy, which gives you a real chance to get your life back on track. If you are able to succeed at doing this, you might gain a little admiration from your employer. Most people are well aware of how difficult it is to deal with an addiction. As an employer, they can sympathize, but they have a responsibility to make sure the company is operating as effectively and efficiently as possible. Going through detox might not be enough to save your job but getting help and arresting your addiction might do the trick.
Regardless of your job status, you need to focus on your health and overall well-being. If you are suffering from an addiction, you need to get help. Help is something we can offer you. The first step in the process would be you calling us at 833-820-2922. We will use your initial phone call to answer your questions, tell you about the facility and our treatment programs, and hopefully convince you to come in for treatment.