3 Reasons People Don’t Go to Treatment

If you or a loved one is struggling with alcoholism or drug addiction, we are here to help. Reach out to Mountainside by calling 888 833 4676.


  1. Denial. Many are in denial about the effect that their addiction is having on their lives and their families’.
  2. Fear. The unexpected is always scary. And many who consider treatment are afraid of what is to come. Detox can be emotionally and physically uncomfortable. Therapy can uncover painful memories and feelings that have been buried for years. A lifetime commitment to sobriety can be overwhelming.
  3. Shame. Due to the stigma that surrounds addiction, many people see it as a moral failing.

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