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Question: When Is The Right Time For Rehab Or Recovery?

what's up everybody this is Matt and

Greg with project unbroken and today we

were kind of answering a question

somebody wrote in to us they they know

they have an issue with opiates but they

don't feel like it's a good time in

their life right now to really go all

into recovery and this is understandable

I know that with jobs and families and

you know our lives don't stop because we

realize we have a substance abuse

problem so we had a couple thoughts on

this and I'm gonna let Greg start with

the first one yeah so first of all

there's kind of goes into Matt's point

there there's really never a good time

to go to rehab right like no one wants

to stop what they're doing and go to

rehab I mean no matter what point of

your life you're in even if you don't

have a job and you're kind just using

drugs and out there you don't even want

to separate separate yourself from all

the other drug drug addicts and all you

can like that you're your life you're

used to to go to rehab like no one wants

to go to rehab

so really it's never a good time so I

think you gotta get over that and

realize that you know especially if

you've already tried your own way you

know you've tried to quit you've tried

doing things your way maybe it's time to

try someone else's way and also rehab a

great thing it does it gets you away

from that life you know it takes you out

of that life for a while or can get you

on that path to recovery

that's a really good point and you know

you also have to remember that you're

gonna have a lot of voices in your own

mind trying to talk you out of this hmm

so a lot of it's gonna be like you know

I don't want other people knowing that

I'm deal with this issue you go to rehab

you're away for 30 days people gonna be

asking questions you're probably gonna

have to come out with with something

about you know why you're going or while

you're in rehab it's hard for our egos

to accept that and it's a big reason

that a lot of people kind of don't seek

out help right off the bat I think there

you know it's again it's the statement

nobody's necessarily proud of being

addicted to heroin or pills or whatever

it is so it's a tough pill to swallow

you just have to remember that this is

you're making a major commitment like

you this has to be the thing where you

decide my life is gonna change from here

on out it's you're gonna go through some

rough patches that's definitely gonna be

one of them quick point my fiance

to rehab and the morning she went she

called me she said I need to go to rehab

and she kind of put it out there and

like we were trying to get things ready

for she said you guys need to hurry up

and get me there before I change my mind

like but the one thing you can do is is

kind of put it out there for someone

like I need to go to rehab

then it kind of puts that accountability

on you and she had that and now that

she's out she's she owns it she's like

yeah I went to rehab you know I had a

problem but you know I got through it

and I'm in a positive place now so she

she's not embarrassed by she owned it

and it's a pretty cool thing you know

once you get there and you get through

it I think people give you respect more

people are like us she went to rehab

they respect the fact that she went she

got through it and she's where she is

now yeah and a lot of times to that

point a lot of the times the stigma that

we talk about is self-inflicted we're

ashamed we are embarrassed it's it's on

us most people understand that these

things happen really easily they happen

to a lot of people uh you know more

people and you think we'll be

understanding and maybe respect you even

more that you realize you know came up

against something tough and you went and

you you seek out some help to fix it

so again try not to worry too much about

that stuff don't let that get in the way

of your recovery and also really realize

that the longer you stay addicted the

worse it's gonna get dad's that's the

second big one yeah that's the second

big one though the longer you're in it

the worse it's gonna get and the more

dangerous it's gonna get especially when

you know maybe if we're talking about

heroin you see the overdoses every day

in the paper I mean it's just it's

unbelievably dangerous every time that

you use you risk your chances of it

being the last yeah when we started

using heroin at first we had things

together we had our job we'd have

business on the side slowly the business

slip through our fingertips you know the

jobs start giving in questionable you

know where these guys don't win so

things slowly started falling apart more

and more and more so as the addiction

gets on the worse it's gonna get yeah

everything everything will get worse the

main point here never a good time if

you've realized that you have an issue

let's just deal with it now or as soon

as you possibly can

you know seek out you and you can even

start you know pretty simply like Greg

was talking about with his fiancee she

reached out said I need some help that

can be the first step reach out to a

positive influence in your life let them

know what's going on say I you know I

got all this going on I can use a little

bit of advice you know trying to figure

out how to move forward just take the

first step and it can you know it can go

from there yes I hope you all enjoyed

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