Getting ready for rehab should be an exciting experience, but it can also become overwhelming if you don’t know what you should be doing. We know that having a list of tasks to remember can help, which is why we’ve compiled some of the most important points to remember as you prepare to enter rehab.
Familiarize Yourself with What a Day of Rehab Looks Like
Go to the rehab’s website or call their service line and learn more about the program you’ll be joining. Ask them what the day-to-day schedule looks like and what sort of classes, therapy, and activities to expect. This will help you have more peace of mind once you arrive and know what you need to pack.
Prepare Your Work for a Leave of Absence
One of the biggest worries people have when committing to treatment is how they’ll be paying bills while in rehab. Talk to your place of work and discuss possibly taking a sabbatical or leave of absence so you can focus on recovery without the fear of losing your job or your income.
Tell Close Friends and Family
It may feel embarrassing, but letting close friends and family know that you’re going to rehab is crucial. Not only will it prevent them from worrying about where you are or what you’re doing, but you could also start creating a support network to encourage your recovery journey.
If you have children, finding someone who can take care of them while you’re away is vital. Whether this is a family member or friend, reaching out and making sure your kids will be looked after can provide you with the peace of mind necessary to focus on your well-being and sobriety.
Pack Only the Essentials
Only pack what you will definitely need and use during your stay. Avoid packing things that may distract you from your treatment. Most rehabs have a website, blog, or pamphlet that can help you determine what you need to bring along.
Prepare Yourself for Change
Once you check into rehab, a lot will change. You’ll be sleeping in a different bed, eating different food, and meeting new people. By preparing yourself for that change beforehand, you put yourself in the best position to embrace and enjoy the new experiences you will have.
Open Your Mind
For many people, rehab doesn’t feel or go as expected. Remind yourself to be open to new experiences and new ways of thinking, and you will benefit significantly from the treatment and therapy you undergo.
Adelante Recovery Center Can Help You
If you are still looking for the right rehab for you or are struggling with the commitment, Adelante Recovery Center offers an expert team to guide you through the process and help you find the best program for you. We specialize in providing evidence-based, personalized addiction treatments to people from all backgrounds.
For more information or help applying for rehab, get in touch with our expert team at (949) 427-9099 today!