Hey Teens! Do You Really Want to Hit Rock Bottom?

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It’s an old adage often applied to alcoholics but also to anyone suffering from substance abuse that they’ll have to hit rock bottom before they can begin to get better. The idea is that they won’t take the problem seriously until they’ve suffered the worst effects of their addiction, to feel the pain, and then they’ll decide that anything is better than being there, and find the strength to quit. But is that true?

Is it really necessary to reach the lowest point before you can begin to turn yourself around? Some people convince themselves they’ll never be able to quit until they reach that point, and even use that as an excuse to put off dealing with their problem. But too often these people haven’t really considered just what it means to hit rock bottom, and the fact that by then it might be too late. For every person that has recovered at that point, there are dozens that just kept on sinking. And there’s absolutely no good reason to go there.


The Terrible Consequences of Hitting Rock Bottom

The hard truth is, by the time you’ve hit rock bottom, you’ve almost certainly caused irreversible damage to yourself, both physically and mentally. Substance abuse destroys slowly. At first it seems manageable and you think you can quit anytime. But it sneaks up on you, and before you realize it you’ve got a serious problem.

It starts with little things, you start putting off homework so you can go out and party, and your grades start slipping. You feel terrible in the mornings and sometimes skip school. Good friends start to keep their distance from you, and your parents start getting suspicious. Maybe you start stealing money buy drugs or alcohol.teen-girl-hitting-rock-bottomThen things start getting really bad. You wreck your car, possibly seriously injuring yourself or someone else. Worse, you wake up in jail charged with a DUI and maybe possession. Your arguments with your friends and family start getting really out of hand. Then the health problems start.Being young is ultimately no defense against health conditions brought on by substance abuse. Things like cancer, kidney and liver disease, heart problems, and even Hepatitis C, not to mention STD’s contracted when you’re stoned and careless. You can’t get or hold a job and you’re broke. And you know what the ultimate rock bottom is? You’re dead. Wouldn’t it be way better to start recovery before things get this bad?

Take Charge Now, Before It’s Too Late

It’s foolish and false for someone to think they need to hit rock bottom before they can begin to recover. If you think about it and be honest with yourself, you already know you have a problem, and that it’s only going to get worse. That’s the first step to change, and it’s a big one, a major part of the battle.There’s no reason to be embarrassed about admitting it, as a matter of fact people are more likely to admire you for it. You know how to do the research, read up on how a qualified rehabilitation center can make recovery so much easier, by helping you to understand how the problem developed in the first place, and assisting you in designing a personalized, structured program to help you overcome it. And it’s so much easier to share the burden with people your own age who are struggling with the same issues.

Finding a recovery center that’s right for you has never been easier. Resources like Alcohol and Drugs Rehab Finder are a good place to begin. Start getting clean now and avoid all the hassles and heartache of hitting rock bottom.
  1. No author listed, The Myth of Hitting Rock Bottom: The Power of Intervention, Indiana Prevention Resource Center, March 16, 2012 , http://www.drugs.indiana.edu/drug-info/featured-articles/196-the-myth-of-hitting-rock-bottom-the-power-of-intervention
  2. Bill Knauss, Ed. D. , Hitting Bottom, Procrastination, and Self-Correction, Psychology Today, March 29, 2011, https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/science-and-sensibility/201103/hitting-bottom-procrastination-and-self-correction

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