Perhaps the hardest part of drug or alcohol addiction treatment is actually getting there. The fears about entering an addiction treatment program or facility (rehab) can overpower the will to get sober and keep someone from getting the help they need. With so many unknowns involved, it’s not surprising many people initially decide against treatment for their addiction.
But how many of these fears are healthy and how many are irrational? It’s important to remember that fear or anxiousness surrounding addiction treatment and sobriety is normal and is something most people go through.
People have all sorts of fears about treatment that can range a variety of different questions.
- Will I have to stop using/drinking forever?
- How much will it cost?
- Who can find out I went to treatment?
- Will I be able to see my family?
- Can I leave work to go to treatment?
- Will I have to miss work to go to treatment?
- How will addiction treatment impact my insurance?
- How long will I be in treatment for?
- What happens after rehab?
These are excellent questions. But fear based on assuming certain answers can deter someone from getting help. So get actual answers to these questions. This will allow you to see what addiction treatment is like.
The best way to do this is to reach out to local treatment centers and ask them these questions directly. Most treatment teams have employees knowledgeable about almost all aspects of treatment. Often you can make a confidential anonymous phone call or have an anonymous electronic chat to you’re your questions answered. Understand that the answers will vary based on different addiction treatment programs. So be sure to contact more than one to make sure you find a treatment center that will fit for you and minimize your fears.
Another great way to get answers is to talk to others who have been through rehab. There is no better way of learning about something new than picking the brain of someone who has been there before. Have an honest conversation with someone who has been through it before, this can help alleviate your fears.
You can also ease some of your concerns and unknowns by doing do some research online. Most treatment centers will have a frequent asked question page, or something comparable.
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to change your life forever. If you’re thinking about going to treatment for an addiction, but are struggling with fears and unknowns surrounding it, do what you can to address those fears. Write down your fears down and questions and get answers.
New Hope Recovery Center would be happy to answer any of your questions. Ideally we would love to answer the questions here, but because each person’s situation will be different, it is better if you contact us so we can fully understand your situation. You can call us at 888-707-4673, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or chat with us online by visiting our website: www.new-hope-recovery.com.
Written by: New Hope Recovery Center
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