Tuesday, April 23, 2013

What Is “Rock Bottom”?

Difficult periods come and go throughout the spectrum of life. One minute you’re up… the next you’re down. Sometimes we end up a little further down than anticipated. Sometimes the result is “rock bottom”. 

For some people, hitting this point serves as the wake-up call needed to turn their life around. This far down, the only way out is up. In this entry, we will discuss some common signs of “rock bottom” to help promote a safe and stealthy recovery.

1 – Loss of employment. With most Americans living paycheck to paycheck, losing a job often means a loss of the necessities required for survival, ie. shelter, clothing and food!

2 – Loss of friends and family. After a long enough period, you may begin finding yourself alienated from friends and family members. Your loved ones may find it difficult watching someone self-destruct and pull away to the hurt.

3 – Loss of property. The repossession of furniture items, a vehicle or home can be a sobering experience indeed. Some addicts may even steal or pawn items to get by each month.

4 – Loss of confidence. The events leading up to “rock bottom” can often take a toll on the individual’s physical, mental and emotional health. Common symptoms include stress, depression, insomnia and anxiety. Such afflictions can immobilize a person, making it difficult to complete routine tasks, such as eating, leaving bed, basic hygiene upkeep, etc.

Are you there?

If you've hit bottom, AboveItAllTreatment.com is the site for you! Visit today, and get started on the trek back towards the healthy, happy, fulfilling lifestyle you've been missing. 


  1. What is sad is I have seen a few of my friends hit "Rock Bottom" with drug use. This is a great post!

  2. When I was 19 I remember hitting rock bottom...it's a very scary place and I am thankful for hitting it at that young of an age. God only knows where I would be today if I never experienced it!