For many people, hitting rock bottom is the moment they recognize that they need to see professional help for addiction. Rock bottom looks different for everyone but it generally comes with feelings of despair, anxiety, and lack of motivation for the future. Hitting rock bottom often follows overdose, arrest, or another negative life event stemming from drug and alcohol use. It may be hard, but you can bounce back from the bottom.

Identifying Rock Bottom

Hitting rock bottom is your lowest point in life. It is the moment you feel that things cannot get worse. When you hit rock bottom you can either choose to stay there or bounce back up. Many feel that you cannot recover from rock bottom – but things always have to get worse before they can get better. Acknowledging when you have hit rock bottom gives you the foundation to build off of. 

Breaking Free From Your Lows

Hitting rock bottoms is stigmatized to feel like failure or weakness, but it’s not. Everyone has a rock bottom and many people do not share when they are at their worst. Once you acknowledge that you have hit your lowest, you need to release any feelings of shame. Shame makes you withdraw from support systems even more, making it harder to reach out and ask for help.

Rock bottom for those in drug and alcohol recovery often goes together with relapse. For those in active addiction it typically comes after overdose or a serious medical diagnosis. Once one of these cases occurs, it’s important to reach out to a detox and rehab center or visit the emergency room if needed.

Early Intervention for Positive Outcomes

Being proactive after hitting rock bottom can increase your chances of positive outcomes and recovery. The sooner you put a stop to the behaviors that pushed you down, the easier it will be to bounce back and heal. Early intervention can result in a lower chance of permanent health damage and increase the likelihood of a quicker detox and withdrawal process. Early intervention after hitting rock bottom requires honesty with yourself and your support teams. You have to help your team help you.

Bounce Back with Solution Based Treatment

Finding the right recovery center is important to bounce back after hitting rock bottom. If you or someone you know has hit rock bottom, you need a facility that is going to tailor the program to your needs. When looking for a detox and rehab center, it will likely be during a crisis. Our admissions team is experienced working with people who feel like they are at their lowest and are adept at providing the immediate support needed at rock bottom. Whether you need an inpatient detox or rehab program or something less time-consuming like intensive outpatient treatment or a partial hospitalization program we can get you set up with the right treatment plan for your needs. It is possible to bounce back, sometimes you just need a helping hand.

About Solution Based Treatment

Solution Based Treatment is a national leader in detox and rehab programs. We offer inpatient medical detox, substance rehab, intensive outpatient programs, partial hospitalization programs, faith-based recovery, and sober living options. We maintain a 2:1 client to staff ratio to offer the best support possible to our patients within upscale living environments. At Solution Based Treatment, we support better living for brighter futures, all starting with our detox and rehab services. For more information visit our website at or give us a call at (833) 999-1941.

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