Some Tips For Those Who Are Afraid
If you’ve finally decided it’s time to get help for your drug addiction it can be scary. You’re going to have to give up everything as you know it and basically start over. This can be hard to wrap your mind around. It’s totally normal to be afraid or stressed about this.
Rehab should come first though, even over your job or money. Otherwise, you will never recover, and your health won’t get better either.
Congrats on already making the hard decision. Now here’s a bit of advice to help you prepare for finally entering rehab.
Some Steps To Getting Ready For Rehab
Make sure you prepare everyone for the reality of going to rehab. It can be embarrassing to admit that you are going to get this help, but that doesn’t mean you should leave your job in the lurch. They may be more understanding than you expect.
Your family also needs to know about your trip to rehab, especially if you have any pets. There needs to be an arrangement made for their care. If you have a family or children, it needs to be figured out. You want to get help, yes, but don’t forget about those who may be dependent on you.
Get Your Finances In Order
Bills still need to be paid along with other things. Try and pay in advance or set them up to be automatically paid if you need to. This way you are not facing any trouble with a landlord or utilities when you get out of rehab.
If you have legal trouble, then the courts should be notified of your rehab stint. It’s important they be aware so that you don’t get into further trouble should you need to be contacted. It might even be necessary to get an agreement on paper saying they know where you are.
Get Your Essentials Packed
Of course, you need to prepare and pack your things to go to rehab, but don’t bring all of your stuff. This is because you really only need the essentials, not a pile of personal items or clothing. The main focus will be on your physical health and mental health recovery.
Possessions can be a distraction or even get stolen. You’re starting over, so only bring enough to give you what you need for the duration of your stay.