It is normal to experience the fluctuation between believing you have a substance abuse or addiction problem and denying its existence. Pre-contemplation and contemplation are normal aspects of the stages of change process. We can help you determine if you are on the right path even if you are not certain that you are ready to make big changes. If you hesitate to make that call, take the time to ask yourself and honestly answer the following:
1. Do you use drugs or alcohol on a consistent basis, or daily? 2. Have you missed work because of a hangover, or feeling lethargic after a binge, or from seeking substances during work hours? 3. Are the majority of your social encounters based around talking about, using or seeking substances? 4. Do you use prescription drugs with the intent of getting high? 5. Have you attempted to quit substances but failed, even if you have tried several times? 6. Do you recall ever blacking out from substance use? 7. Have you felt the need to apologize for your behavior when intoxicated? 8. Do you use substances when you are alone? Do you prefer to use alone? 9. Have any loved ones or friends commented that your substance use is out of control or disruptive? 10. Have you stopped engaging in activities you once enjoyed because you get high or drug instead? 11. When you wake up, do you have the urge to use? An answer of yes to any of these questions indicates you could have a substance abuse problem and an answer of yes to most of these questions indicates that you might want to seek help. If you are on the fence, it’s likely that you need support and we can help. Please call us at Sunrise, (954) 324-7183, we are here for you.