What is Rock Bottom?

Published March 21, 2019 by:

“Rock bottom” refers to the low place of addiction that each person reaches before reaching out for help. People have different circumstances and behaviors that could be considered their personal rock bottom. Hitting rock bottom is when alcohol addiction and drug abuse bring a user to their worst place, often being an overwhelming low that translates to hopelessness, despair, and clarity of circumstance.

Royal Life Centers at The Haven knows that everyone can reach a different bottom before they realize they need addiction treatment.

Each guest is different, which is why we create individualized treatment plans that are tailored specifically to each guest in order to meet their personal needs and goals.

Many people with alcohol or substance use disorders will know when they have reached rock bottom, as they are overcome with negative feelings and consequences as a direct result of their addiction. Everybody’s rock bottom looks different, making the question “what is rock bottom?” a personal one. Drug and alcohol addiction can bring users to different lows in their lives. Rock bottom can look like losing a job because of drug or alcohol use, alienating yourself from friends and family, losing all meaningful relationships, getting evicted from your house or apartment, stealing from others to fund your alcohol or drug habit, engaging in dangerous behaviors in order to score drugs, selling your body for alcohol or drugs, skipping commitments made to family and friends, having major health problems, etc. all as a direct consequence of your alcohol or drug use.

Addict and alcoholics may experience a great number of negative consequences and endure terrible circumstances before they consider themselves to have hit rock bottom. Rock bottom for some may look like failing a college course due to substance or alcohol use disorder, while another person’s rock bottom may look like being homeless for months, having no meaningful relationships left, stealing and pawning goods to continue their habit each day, panhandling to fund their habit, choosing to get drunk or high over nourishing their body, sharing needles with strangers who may have infectious diseases, and prostituting themselves to fund his or her habit.

Every alcoholic and addict have a different rock bottom, some may take longer to reach their rock bottom, while others may consider having reached rock bottom after the first negative consequence arises from their substance abuse.

Recovery from addiction requires self-awareness, psychoeducation, intensive therapies, and learning a new way to live. Our treatment facilities offer comprehensive addiction treatment. Royal Life Centers at The Haven provides a short term medical detoxification service that can last for either 4 or 8 days. Royal Life Centers offers programs that are designed to follow our guests from detox, through their recovery process.

Royal Life Centers has treatment programs including: medical detox, a residential inpatient program, a partial hospitalization program (PHP), an intensive outpatient program (IOP), an outpatient program (OP), sober living and graduate housing. Our rehabilitation centers all subscribe to a holistic approach, where we treat guest’s mind, body, and spirit for a full recovery. Our alcohol and drug rehab centers all provide intensive therapy, including behavioral therapies, group therapies, individual therapy sessions, and therapeutic activities. Our treatment options span from levels of care, covering inpatient and outpatient treatment. We have short term programs and long term programs, but all of our programs support lasting sobriety.

In our rehab facility, we explore each guest’s personal rock bottom as we discuss addiction and its effects, addiction recovery, relapse prevention, and more. For a Royal Life Centers treatment center near me, please click here for a list of locations. It is our goal to guide guests through the recovery process, helping them learn coping mechanisms and skills that prepare them each to build a happy, healthy, successful, and meaningful life in sobriety.

Despite what your rock bottom looked like, we can help you.

Rock bottom holds a very true perspective for us, no matter how far down your rock bottom was, the only way to go now is up. Addiction is progressive, and we can promise you that your addiction can always get worse- the life of an addict who does not reach out for help is a life leading towards jails, institutions, or death.

Recovery from addiction is possible, all you have to do is take the first step in reaching out for our help. You do not have to trudge this road by yourself, addiction recovery is challenging, but the rewards are endless. Reach out to us and begin your journey of recovery at our medical detox center, Royal Life Centers at The Haven. We can help guide you toward a new life filled with happiness, manageability, and meaning.

If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, or you believe they have hit their rock bottom, please contact our addiction specialists toll free at (877)-RECOVERY or (877)-732-6837. Our team makes themselves available to take your call 24/7. Because We Care.