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Flower Mound, Texas is a prosperous suburb in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro region. With low unemployment and a median income well over twice the state average, one would think that people in this community would have little to worry about.
While nobody starts drinking or taking recreational drugs with the intention of becoming addicted, the fact is that it can happen to anyone in Flower Mound. At first, it may be small amounts – just enough to “take the edge off.” Over time however, the body builds a tolerance, so it takes increasing amounts to get the desired effect. Eventually, one is taking a substance not to “feel good,” but simply to keep from feeling bad.
If you are at that point, it’s time to find professional help at a Flower Mound rehab center.
What to Look at Before Entering a Rehab Program
The first place one should look before entering a rehab program is the mirror. Many alcoholics and addicts are “high-functioning” – able to work and socialize without any outward signs of a problem. In this situation, the addict is usually in denial. The first and most important step is to admit that you have a problem and require professional help.
Keep in mind that millions have been there before you. Addiction is an illness, not a character defect; do not allow shame or embarrassment to prevent you from seeking treatment.
Recognizing the Signs
- Drink secretly?
- Hide bottles around the house?
- Drink at odd times of the day (such as morning)?
- Get defensive when someone mentions your drinking?
- Find yourself unable to function without a drink?
If so, it’s time to do an honest self-assessment – and get help.