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Why Hitting Rock Bottom Isn’t Necessary 

a friend explains to someone struggling with addiction that hitting rock bottom is not necessary

Hitting rock bottom seems like a challenging place of hope. On the one hand, you may be at your lowest point of all time mentally, physically, and emotionally. On the other hand, you really only have the opportunity to improve. While hitting rock bottom may have some inherent inspiration, you don’t need to put yourself through that experience to get back on track to a better life.

At Northpoint Recovery, we know overcoming addiction on your own can be challenging. Our addiction treatment programs are designed with you in mind so you can receive the individualized support you need to break free from the substances that have a grip on your life. Find out how a personalized addiction treatment program can help you regain control and achieve the life you want. Call 888.296.8976 today to get started.

What Is Hitting Rock Bottom?

There is no one-size-fits-all definition of rock bottom. A person’s lowest point is extremely subjective. For some people, their own personal breaking point might be:

  • Divorce, break-up, or separation
  • Loss of child custody or visitation
  • Health scare or overdose

Regardless of your unique situation, you can move past your rock bottom and make a positive change. With the right treatment program, you can begin to experience hope and healing.

Encouraging People Before they Hit Rock Bottom

Addiction is thought of as a disease of deception, deflection, and, especially, denial. So, what is the antidote to such a disease? Honesty. Begin with open, honest, and non-judgmental conversations. The goal of positive motivation is to make your addicted loved one feel supported, listened to, and empowered.

There is a school of thought that says that people with addiction aren’t really in denial. They are aware that their substance abuse causes problems. They don’t readily admit to that because they don’t want to be embarrassed, they don’t want to risk their freedom, and most importantly, they don’t want to give up their drugs and alcohol. There are learnable techniques to get your loved one to lower their guard and honestly admit how their addiction is hurting their life, including:

  • Asking open-ended questions – Avoiding yes-or-no questions promotes open communication and understanding.
  • Praising positive behaviors – When the person struggling with addiction does something that is in any way conducive to their eventual sobriety and recovery, acknowledge their efforts, even if it is only a small victory.
  • Listening to their concerns – Communication is a two-way street. Don’t talk at the person; talk with them. When you know what their reasons for resisting treatment are, you are better equipped to encourage them.
  • Improving their daily life without minimizing the dangers and effects of their substance abuse – This is not the same as protecting them from the natural consequences of their addictive behaviors.

The desire for something better can be a motivator that is just as powerful. Positivity, encouragement, and support can have an effect that lasts much longer than despair or fear. Northpoint Recovery can offer positive support. As Idaho’s leading addiction recovery facility, Northpoint provides comprehensive substance abuse treatment in a safe, nonjudgmental, medically-supervised environment. There is no need to wait for “rock bottom” because help, hope, and a better way are available right now.

Help Your Loved Ones Find Help Before Hitting Rock Bottom with Addiction

At Northpoint Recovery, we understand the power of hope in addiction treatment and know that it is possible to break free from substance abuse for good. Our comprehensive and personalized approach to addiction treatment is designed to ensure that each individual can receive the highest level of care tailored to their specific needs.

Learn more about our programs and how they can help you or your loved ones today by calling [Diorct] or contacting us online.