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What does it mean to ‘burn out’?

In relation to alcohol or drugs, you may have heard a manifestation containing the expression ‘bottom out.’ As an example, you could heard somebody talk about an alcoholic brother saying, ‘If he keeps drinking just how he is drinking he’s planning to bottom out, then maybe he will do anything about it.’ Or perhaps a girl discussing her best friend, ‘She just really is not doing well, she is bottoming out with the drinking’? It is an expression that has become more and more popular; however, a great deal of people remain uncertain as to what it means. What does it suggest to ‘bottom out’?

Essentially, to ‘bottom out’ is always to hit rock bottom as a result of drug or alcohol addiction. When we ‘bottom out’, we let an addiction influence our lives so much that we lose a great deal of what’s important to us and we get ourselves into situations that are hard to handle and/or get out of. To ‘bottom out’ is to hit the lower of lows, is to hit ‘rock bottom’, the worst possible place for an individual to be. Ideally, hitting rock bottom will cause change for the better. The thought is that when you can’t get any lower, you can only go up.

Everyone’s description of ‘bottom out’ is different. Everyone has another very low depending on who they’re and what’s most significant to them in the world and what’s the worst-case situation for the individual. Rock bottom may possibly include:

* Being removed from school

* Loss of work

* Inability to keep job

* Loss of chance

* A break-up or perhaps a divorce

* Loss of family and friends

* Loss of house and/or property

* Development of physical health conditions

* Harming others

Bottoming out is just a relative term since no two people are alike. For many people, getting arrested for a DUI is a real red flag. It might cause the individual to determine that they have to change. For a few people, getting arrested is not burning out. The others may lose their family for their dependency before they establish that they have a problem. Unfortuitously, some individuals have to head to the bitter end before they are willing to admit that they need help. Some may even go their whole life without ever-changing. Ideally, most of the people will reach their particular base a long time before they have lost everything and everyone inside their lives.

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