Why should I go to rehab?
If you’re asking yourself this question, chances are there are a lot of reasons for you to go to rehab. The first time I asked myself was long before my family intervened and sent me to rehab; long before I had failed out of school and lost my job. I would’ve saved myself a lot of pain and consequences if I had just gone to rehab then.
The reason I didn’t go to rehab was due to both pride and procrastination. I had convinced myself that I didn’t need it. I would quit on my own…tomorrow. I told myself I had responsibilities. I had a job; I was in school. I had bills to pay. I didn’t think I was a “real” addict.
Why should I go to rehab? Signs that it’s time
If you cannot make it through the day without a drug or a drink, you should go to rehab. If the thought of making it through the day without a substance scares you, you should go to rehab. If you have been charged with a crime due to your addiction, you should go to rehab. If you have lost employment, loved ones, or sold belongings to get drugs and alcohol, it’s time to get help. If you are selling drugs so that you will have drugs available to you, you should go to rehab.
Why should I go to rehab? Benefits of treatment
If you do decide to go to rehab, you have a much better chance of staying sober in the long term. Going to rehab gives you a window of opportunity to stay sober. Some people (I was one of them) cannot even string together a few days on their own. When you go to rehab, you will be in a safe place for a period of time that can give you a baseline of abstinence. Also, when you go to rehab, you will not have to face the dreaded withdrawal symptoms on your own. You will be given medication so that you are safe and comfortable during the withdrawal process. This is important because many people end up relapsing during the withdrawal stage if they try to do it on their own, just to relieve the discomfort from quitting drugs and alcohol.
Also, when you go to rehab, you will have the opportunity to create a new network of positive people in your life. Most of us had people in active addiction that we used to drink or get high with, and these relationships will need to be replaced if we are to have a genuine shot at staying clean in recovery
Why should I go to rehab? What to seek in a treatment center
When you decide to go to rehab, it can be difficult to decide where to go. The best treatment centers normally offer a variety of programs to meet each client’s individual needs. Also, consider the cost and what you can afford when you go to rehab. Many insurance policies will cover a stay in a treatment center, so check with your provider first. If you don’t have insurance and can’t afford a high-cost rehab, look for rehabs that offer a sliding scale payment option.