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What Ifs About Drug Rehab Part 3

There are a lot of uncertainties in the world, especially now with the difficult economy, the housing crisis, and job cuts.  Fear is finding it’s way into more people’s hearts about a lot of things right now.  Are you really needing to go to drug rehab, but finding your heart is taken over with fear and uncertainty?  Read on to look at a couple more normal common questions you might have about starting drug rehab.

What If I Really Think I Can’t Afford Drug Rehab

Dollars and cents mean a whole lot right now.  Every single one of them.  People are watching over their money more closely than they probably ever have in their lifetimes.  That means people are strongly considering the impact that large purchases will have on their big financial picture.  Drug rehab can cost some money.  In some situations, financial aid or government support can make these programs cost very little or nothing.  However, this is not always true.

The best drug rehab choice for you may be something that appears to be out of your league financially – at least at first.  Keep in mind that drug rehab is somewhat of a gift that keeps on giving.  You spend money now, but in the end it can actually help you save money.

Sobriety can bring on so many things that can positively affect your budget – changed lifestyle, better personal and financial awareness, no money spent on drugs or alcohol, improved health and fewer medical bills.  It may seem like a lot upfront or in a short time, but it will most likely be a wiser investment than allowing your addiction to run on for another year or two.

What If I Get Homesick Before I’m Done With Drug Rehab?

Honestly, it might happen.  It would be wrong to say you would be so enraptured by your drug rehab experience you might forget you were away from loved ones and familiar surroundings.  And you might even have a hard time for a while.  That is something to talk with the counselors and your support groups at drug rehab.

Those who have also been through that (or who would currently struggle with it) can help you weigh the pros and cons of leaving because you are strongly emotional for a while.  Ask if there are approved ways to communicate with loved ones or if Family of Origin treatment is right for you.  Even if these aren’t possible, you would have an opportunity to learn about enduring uncomfortable emotions for a while.  That’s also a gift in itself.

Drug Rehab Questions Are Often About Fears

Everyone has fears, and it’s totally human to feel overwhelmed by them.  But just because you have fears about something doesn’t absolutely mean you are doing something bad or wrong.  It means you have fear.  Perhaps your “what if” questions are really doubts about yourself, whether you can do it or really come through with sobriety.  Maybe you don’t believe you deserve second chances.  Or maybe you are afraid of the hard work it will take to keep a sober lifestyle. 

No matter what your fears, it is OK to have them.  Learning to face them is like any other skill – it simply takes practice, and tends to get a little easier the more often you do it.  Above all, don’t let it keep you away from something important like drug rehab.

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