7 Things You Learn Quickly When You Go to Rehab
When we enter rehab for the first time, it can be intense and very different than anything you are used to. Upon enter treatment, you learn a couple of things pretty quickly. I’ve thought of 7 things you learn quickly when you go to rehab.
7 Things You Learn Quickly When You Go to Rehab…
1. Not everyone is there to get better
This is something I noticed right away. Not everyone who is in rehab with you is actually there to get better. There are a lot of people who are just there to dry out, because their families forced them or because they are court ordered. Be aware that not everyone is after recovery in the same way or for the same reasons.
2. You feel at home, like you’re not alone anymore
I don’t know about you, but a lot of my friends and I have talked about how alone and different we felt in our everyday lives before entering rehab. Once we went into rehab it was like a huge relief came over us because we weren’t alone in what we were feeling anymore.
3. How important it is to have support in early recovery
You don’t even realize how much you need support in early recovery until you get to rehab. It is so vital to staying sober to have people there for you that you can call or run to if you are feeling down. Many of us take that for granted but it’s such a benefit to treatment; having women around you all the time that understand you.
4. To focus on yourself and your program
We go to rehab to get better and part of that involves putting yourself first and focusing on your issues. You get to go to therapy and do group sessions to get through your problems and talk about them. This is definitely the time to be selfish; focus on you and your program!
5. That there’s a name for what you’ve been experiencing and treatment available
So, I’m not just crazy? I have the disease of addiction and there is help available. I don’t have to go through the rest of my life in this insanity. There is a solution! Going to treatment and getting help gets you on the right path to getting better from your addiction.
6. There is hope but you have a lot of work ahead of you
It all might seem pretty lousy right now, but have hope because it really does get better. You have a lot of work to do to recover. This is a simple program but it does require you to put in action. If you put in the footwork, the outcome of your recovery will be totally worth it. Stay positive!
7. There can be a lot of drama in rehab
Unfortunately, there can be tons of drama in rehab. It makes sense though. You put a bunch of hormonal and recently sober women in a treatment center together – there’s bound to be some disagreements and drama. My advice is to stay out of it the best you can.
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