Knowing when to get help is one thing but having the courage to actually go into rehab is another. Some individuals know that help is needed but pride and sometimes fear prevents them from going to these places and sharing their experiences with others. "I am a teacher and I am well known in the area, I would never be caught dead in one of those places" were the words of one individual I know. We are all human beings and no one is immune to mistakes. Going is the first step to recovery, and loving yourself to the point where you know that you do not want to continue you life in a downward trajectory but would like to see a change. I say this everyday that life is too precious and short to allow others to ruin it. Do it for you and make the change, it is worth the long haul.