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The What If List About Drug Rehab Part 2

“What if” is a dead give away for someone who is having big doubts about themselves.  Thinking of the worst case scenario is one way people work through tough decisions.  Many times, these concerns are about things that can’t be completely predicted.  However, having a long list of questions about drug rehab is totally normal.  Getting responses to your biggest concerns can go a long way towards helping you actually get to drug rehab when you need it.  If you have been to or considered drug rehab, see if you have wrestled with these issues before.

What If I Don’t Like The Other People in Drug Treatment?Question mark

Well, in Part 1 we established that there is no way to guarantee that other people like you.  Interestingly, it goes both ways.  You don’t know who you might click with and who you might clash with.  In all likelihood, you may find some of both.  You know you will likely have some things in common because you will all be in drug rehab for an addiction and you will all be female at The Orchid.  Other than that, you could find women with any number of differences from you. 

The one thing you can control is how open you are to simply being open to others.  Find something in common, see how that connection develops, if any.  Not saying you would be best friends with everyone you meet, and you may ahve been burned by friendships and relationships in the past.  But you might find more than you expect if you can be genuine and even a little bit open about connectiing with people you meet in drug rehab.

What If The Counselors Think I’m Really Crazy?

Counselors know that people coming to a drug rehab have a lot of problems in their life.  Perhaps some trauma in the past, bad relationships, money problems, life organization problems, maybe even some mental illness.  Experienced well-trained drug rehab counselors understand this, and they probably wouldn’t be surprised by complex problems. 

No drug rehab counselor has truly “seen everything”, and yes, you might even tell a counselor something they have personally not heard about before.  But even so, these counselors are going to focus on you – helping you get through a difficult moment, helping you with any shame or embarrassment you may experience, helping you to know that you can trust the professionals taking care of you every day.

Fear Does Not Mean You Should Skip Drug Rehab

These fears are normal, and in no way are they a sign or clue that you should turn away from drug rehab.  Really, nobody’s totally prepared for a drug rehab experience.  It’s the same for being a new parent.  You may think you are ready, but there is a lot of fear and uncertainty along with it.  And when you actually do it, you find that what you thought you were ready for is a little different from what the experience really is. 

You simply can’t be “prepared” and completely without fear to do something that can be truly lifechanging.  And that is totally OK.  Have the fear, and start drug rehab in spite of it.

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