What to expect attending a rehab facility

Concerned about going to rehab?

First steps

If you are considering going to rehab for an addiction, you are undoubtedly wondering about the repercussions this decision could have on your family, job, children, and more. While there are no guarantees about what consequences you may be faced with if you go to rehab, the reality is that recovering from an addiction is one of the best choices you can make in life, not only for yourself but for your family, friends, and children. 

You could always make up plenty of reasons to be afraid of going into an addiction rehabilitation center for the first time or possibly going back into drug rehab. While some individuals worry about how their relationships will cope or whether they will be able to find a job when they get out of rehab, others fear the thought of failing. If you are a person who is concern about going to a rehab center, we can assure you; you are not alone. 

Worried about attending a rehab facility?

At Shoreline Recovery Center, we say there are far more reasons to be scared of not going into rehab and getting yourself on the road to sobriety than there are reasons to be afraid of going. You will always receive the highest level of care, a great support system, round-the-clock medical care, various treatment options that will suit your specific needs, and the opportunity to get your life back on track. 

We have learned that there common fears within substance abusers that cast doubt over the individuals’ minds from seeking treatment and entering an addiction rehab center. The blog is for us to ease those fears for you, allows you to receive the professional treatment you need, and get you living life to the fullest. 

From our experience, one of the first fears that many substance abusers will be concerned with before they physically enter an addiction rehab is the withdrawal process. 

The withdrawal process

If we are completely honest, the withdrawal process will be challenging for most individuals who suffer from substance abuse. But it will get easier with every passing day; your body will become less reliant on the specific substance and begin to remember how to function without it. 

Here at Shoreline Recovery Center, we have specialized treatment programs to help our patient’s physical and mental state through the withdrawal process. We will ensure every client is in as little pain through psychological and physical treatment, therapy, and medication. Our medical staff will help alleviate almost all withdrawal symptoms and prevent any dangerous consequences associated with the individual becoming sober. With a controlled withdrawal process and access to medical staff all hours of the day, our patients are kept safe and happy within their rehabilitation center. 

Going through the process alone 

Many substance abusers fear they will enter a rehabilitation center and be completely alone, locked away from the outside world. This couldn’t be further from the truth. You will never be alone; you will be surrounded by supporting staff who understand your addiction and how you feel. You will be in an environment with other substance abusers who understand precisely how you feel, allowing you to bond quickly. 

Various therapy groups will allow you to feel at home within the rehab center, along with a variety of leisure activities and bonding exercises to help friendships grow. 

Being afraid of what other people are going to think of you

Whether you are worried about coming clean to your family and friends, your employer, or concerned your neighbors will shun you if they find out you are going to rehab. Being scared of what others think about you should never be a valid reason to stop you from doing what you want to do, becoming sober. The majority of the time, these individuals who you are so terrified to tell will be your most powerful support system throughout your process; they will be the ones who push you to succeed when you feel like giving up. 

You living a healthy, sober life with your loved ones is far more important than being scared or concerned that a few people will judge you. 

Deciding to begin the journey to become sober allows you to re-evaluate the relationships you have in your life. Suppose an individual is casting doubt in your mind or speaking about you negatively because you are attempting to regain your life. In that case, that relationship may be toxic, and it would be worthwhile thinking about how this person impacts your life. 

I’m concerned I will relapse after I go to a rehab 

Everyone experiences the fear of failure from time to time, but you can not let that doubt be why you don’t succeed. A relapse does not mean you have failed; you are also not the only substance abusers who have a relapse. It has been suggested that between 40-60% of recovering addicts will relapse after treatment. If you are to relapse, do not let this mentally take over you, this is a prime opportunity to examine what went wrong, what triggered you, and what lead you to abuse again. It is the perfect opportunity to flush out further negative individuals and environments present in your life, so next time you will stay sober for good. 

If you don’t go to rehab a give yourself a fair shot at achieving a brand new sober life because you are scared to relapse, then what is the point in taking any risk in life? 

Face your fears head-on  

If you are an individual who is addicted to a substance and has always wanted to get sober, but that doubt in the back of your mind has been hindering you. Hopefully, what we have spoken about has given you the confidence you need to make the leap and talk to a rehab addiction center.

The knowledgeable staff at Shoreline Recovery Center offers aftercare treatment that helps those in recovery with jobs, everyday life stress, goal-setting, and more. If you or a loved one is suffering from heroin addiction, get help from Shoreline Recovery Center by calling us today.

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