Too Long and Too Late: Why Rock Bottom is a Death Sentence

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Many people use the term “rock bottom” when referring to drug and alcohol addiction. People who have substance addiction will not admit their problem or even try to seek treatment until they have reached the worst and lowest point in their life, such as a terminal illness, imprisonment,accident, lawsuit, divorce, or even death of a loved one.


Often, concerned family members and loved ones of the addict would be at odds with themselves, wondering just how far or how long they should withdraw their care, support, and concern so that the addict wold hit that very low point and finally agree to have treatment and enter a facility such as Bridges of Hope Drugs and Alcohol Foundation, Inc.

The Good News

In reality, you don’t have to wait for your loved ones to hit rock bottom before they can get the treatment that they need. In fact, most addiction and rehab specialists and counselors would advise against waiting for rock bottom. This is because the longer that you wait for treatment, the higher the risk of your loved ones getting into something that they may never turn back to or escape from. It may be too late for them.

Don’t Wait for Too Late

If someone dear to you is struggling with addiction, don’t wait for things to get worse before you get them the treatment and help they need. We at Bridges of Hope work hard everyday to make addiction help and support more accessible for people and their family members.

Though you can exercise tough love (read our article about it here), it is important that you show them your support in their path to recovery once they enter our facility.

To find out more about our treatment facilities and philosophies, as well as how you can get help for your loved ones,

Text 0917-509-8826 or Call 622-0193

One thought on “Too Long and Too Late: Why Rock Bottom is a Death Sentence

    The Insanity of Addiction « Bridging Hope for Recovery said:
    October 26, 2015 at 11:03 am

    […] But of course, it isn’t. It never will be. Often, many users don’t see this until they reach their rock bottom. […]


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