What You Can Do If You Think You Have a Problem
If you think you might have a problem with alcohol or drugs, things probably aren’t going so well in your life right now. Maybe you’re having problems at school, maybe you had to go to court because you got in trouble for something you did, or maybe your parents always seem to be mad at you. Or maybe things are okay; no one knows that you might have a problem, but you’re scared that your friends will laugh at you or your parents will punish you if they find out that you do.
You need information and support. ARMS can provide you with both. We can help you to identify whether or not you do have a problem, get treatment if you need it, talk to a friend who has a problem, or finally learn to communicate with your parents, so they will be your allies as you start building the future you want.
If you are using, it’s a good idea to start thinking about what your usage is doing to you on all of these levels.
Are You Using or Abusing?
Alcohol and drugs impact everyone in different ways. And not everyone who uses alcohol or drugs gets addicted. But substances do have an affect on your physical, mental and psychological development. If you are using, it’s a good idea to start thinking about what your usage is doing to you on all of these levels.
Learn more about whether or not you are using or abusing alcohol and drugs, or take our self-evaluation quiz to determine how substances are impacting you.
If you’re scared to talk to a friend or sibling who you think might have a substance-related problem, here are some tools for starting the conversation.
How ARMS Can Help You
If you want more information about substance use, ARMS can educate you. And you don’t have to be sober to talk to us. Unlike other substance use disorder treatment programs, we invite you and your family to seek information from us, or come in for a consultation, even if you’re not ready to face your substance use.
If you decide that you do have a substance-related problem, we will guide you through the process of finding inpatient, residential and/or outpatient treatment. And we will make sure you have the follow-up services you need to give your recovery a better chance of succeeding.
If you do enroll in ARMS, you will be given a Recovery Coach, who will help you to make informed decisions about your recovery. Your Recovery Coach will help you talk with your parents, so they will better support your goals and understand how important it is that you make your own choices about your recovery.
At ARMS, we empower you to choose and achieve the life you want to lead.