Recognizing the need for drug treatment.

Here are some signs that you may need to seek help for drug or alcohol use.

  • You can no longer control your use.
  • You told yourself you were going to stop, but you did not.
  • You are prioritizing using drugs and alcohol over your responsibilities.
  • Your drug and alcohol use is affecting your relationships with friends and family.
  • When you stop using, you have withdrawal symptoms
Michael Leach
Author: Michael Leach

Michael Leach is a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) with close to a decade of experience in the field of substance use and addiction recovery. He graduated from Rutgers University in 2010 with a degree in Employment Management and Labor Relations. Michael started his career as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), where he worked at a drug and alcohol rehab in Louisiana. As a Withdrawal Specialist, he worked one-on-one with individuals coming off drugs and alcohol. He helped them get through drug withdrawal, which is one of the most challenging parts of the drug rehab process. Michael had his own struggles with substance use, so he was able to connect with his clients. His shared experience allowed him to communicate effectively and encourage the individuals he worked with. After two years of working directly with patients, Michael took on an administrative role and became the Director of Rehabilitation of the New Life Retreat Treatment Center in Louisiana. During his time there, he learned under the Board-Certified Addictionologist, Dr. Rohit Adi. Michael was responsible for overseeing treatment plans, ensuring the facility was properly staffed, and communicating with the client's family. He learned what goes into running an effective drug and alcohol...

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