The What If List About Drug Rehab Centers
Fear is a normal reaction to something unknown. Drug rehab is a very helpful process, but the person going through it faces a lot of pain and uncertainty. Fear, worry, self-doubt; they’re all busy-bodies in your mind. Their job is to distract you from the reality of your situation by inflating your concerns. If you have a big “what if” list stopping you from going to drug rehab, you’re not alone. Think about these answers for a little bit and let your mind take a breather.
What If Other People In Drug Treatment Dont Like Me?
Drug rehab isn’t just a once a week visit to a private office. You really live with people, day-in and day-out. Like a slumber party that won’t end, but not so much fun and with some really hard work. This can make some people uncomfortable, self-conscious about letting their guard down around strangers 24/7.
There is absolutely no way to guarantee that others will like you. Period. As long as we’re being straight and honest here, let’s start with that. But remember this – people are generally too busy thinking about themselves to worry very much about you!
If things get really uncomfortable, don’t forget that you’re living in drug treatment center with highly trained counselors. They are there to help everyone. It’s normal to feel like living with others is awkward, but everyone else in drug rehab is or has been as uncertain about the living arrangement as you might be.
What If I Get Homesick Before I’m Done With Drug Rehab?
The Orchid Recovery Center for Women is a lovely retreat near beautiful Florida beaches, but it’s not exactly a vacation. You’re in a different surrounding, living with people you’ve just met, and you could be hundreds if not thousands of miles from anything you find familiar. Homesick? Yes, I’m sure you wouldn’t be the first one to feel that.
Use courage to face your fears about being away from home. Courage isn’t the absence of fear – it is fearing something and doing it anyway. It’s a characteristic that people from all walks of life respect. Your own self respect will improve when you recognize how brave you really are. You can do so many things you mind is afraid to try – it’s only fear, and you *can* face it.
What If Drug Rehab Doesn’t Work?
Just like people liking you, there is no absolute guarantee for drug rehab working perfectly and forever for you once you leave. Setbacks and relapses tend to go with the the addiction recovery process. Of course, the ideal goal is complete sobriety all the time. But it’s also realistic to understand that relapses can happen to anyone. The very moment you believe you’ve got everything under control and it can’t happen to you, that’s your weakest moment.
Should relapse happen during your recovery, do your best to take it as a learning opportunity. If you can shape your darkest moments into even some small positive things, your experience will be worth something valuable to you. You’ll have better awareness of your weak areas, more support to prevent the same problem from happening again.
You may even need to do drug treatment more than once. It’s not failure, it’s an opportunity to understand your addiction at a new level you’ve never been to before. You aren’t running to finish the race first, just to keep running on the track.