Is My Addiction Bad Enough That I Need Help?


Addiction is complex. The human mind has the ability to justify almost any behavior, no matter how detrimental. If you are unable to stop doing something even though it has clear negative effects on you and/or those around you, it is time to take an honest look within and determine whether you should seek outside help.

Criteria for Addiction

According to the American Psychiatric Association, the following criteria for addiction can help you to determine the extent of your addiction. If your life and relationships are being negatively affected by your substance use, you may have an addiction. Addiction is progressive. A mild addiction can quickly morph into a moderate or severe addiction. Seeking outside intervention now can save you and your loved ones from years of heartache down the road.

  • Lack of control
  • Desire to quit but unable
  • Spending a lot of time trying to get the substance
  • Cravings
  • Lack of responsibility
  • Problems with relationships
  • Loss of interest
  • Dangerous use
  • Worsening situations
  • Tolerance
  • Withdrawal

If you have found that 2 or more of these criteria apply to you, then you have taken the first step towards recovery – acknowledgment of the problem. If you are able to see the problem, then it is not too late, no matter how severe the addiction is. At OneEighty our addiction and substance abuse treatment services provide a comprehensive program that helps patients achieve a lasting recovery. Please call our Main Office at 330.264.8498 for more information.

Substance Abuse and Addiction Services Offered at OneEighty

Intensive Outpatient Treatment Programs
Group Treatment
Residential Services
Recovery Housing
Peer Recovery Services
Medical Assisted Treatment

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