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Unpacking and Dispelling the Concept of Rock-Bottom

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 16, 2017 10:16:20 AM / by RU National posted in Recovery, Addiction, Treatment, Rock Bottom

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It’s one of the oldest tropes in addiction recovery, and an assertion that’s been repeated for decades: You have to hit what is known as “rock-bottom” before you realize you have a problem with drugs or alcohol and need help. Simply put, rock-bottom represents the point at which a person’s life becomes so far out of control that they can’t help but see that they need help, this can include anything from a near-fatal overdose to incarceration to having one’s child taken away and a variety of other nightmare scenarios. The idea is that something so bad and so catastrophic has to happen to a person before they make positive steps in their lives and realize the full scope of damage that addiction has inflicted on their relationships and quality of life.

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