Choosing to attend a rehab facility will likely be one of the hardest decisions you will ever make. It’s very important to remember that you will for sure have ups and downs while you are a patient. Rehab won’t be easy, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t go. Is it okay to have tough days and want to quit in drug abuse rehab centers? Read on to learn more.
What should I expect when I sign in?
When you first get to the facility, you’ll likely talk to an intake specialist who will help you through the first stages of rehab. This is the time to tell the doctors and support staff what you have been using, for how long, if you have been through rehab before, and how severe you expect your withdrawal symptoms to be. If you are worried about your stay in rehab, this is also the time to mention it. The staff will reassure you that you have nothing to worry about while you are a patient.
What should I do if I’m feeling down?
You may be 100% on board when it comes to checking into rehab. However, after a few days of being there you might start feeling uncertain about your decision. You’re going to have tough days while you are a patient and the sooner you realize this, the better. Rehab is an on-going process for every addict. You don’t just “stop” being addicted to drugs or alcohol; instead, you work hard day and night to manage your disease.
If you are having a tough day during rehab, you may be thinking about quitting. Just remember, you have already made it this far. You’re actively in rehab which may be a place you never thought you would be. It’s fine to have these feelings, but how you act on them is the most important part.
What do I do next?
Don’t let your tough day drag you down. If you continuously dwell on your unhappiness and uncertainly, you will more than likely consider quitting rehab. Get ahead of these feelings by talking it out as soon as you start feeling like you can’t do it anymore. Your therapists will understand how you feel, we promise! Most addicts are coming from a difficult place, and your therapist will understand how to deal with your concerns.
You may also want to talk to your doctor about your feelings, especially if you still feel as if your body is craving drugs or alcohol. They may be able to adjust your medications for the time being, if you happen to be taking any.
Should I take advantage of therapy?
Therapy is a very crucial part of rehab no matter what. You’ll be given the chance to partake in one-on-one therapy sessions, group therapy, and possibly family therapy. When you are feeling like you want to quit, group therapy is probably one of the most important activities you can turn to. You are likely going through rehab with others who have been in your shoes before, and these people can give you advice on how to handle your doubts. Some of them may even have relapsed before. They can help you understand how important it is for you to stay in rehab.
It’s also a good idea to talk out your feelings during your private therapy sessions. Your therapist will be able to give you some great ideas on how to manage your feelings.
Will the feeling pass?
You will almost always feel frustrated at times while you are in rehab. You may get to the point of wanting to quit and go back to your normal life. Just remember, this is one of the hardest things you will ever have to go through. You don’t want to quit now! Keep up the conversation with others and always remember that “this too shall pass.” You will get stronger every day, especially when you are surrounded by the caring staff of your rehab center. The cravings will start to subside as the days go on. You’ll feel more and more like yourself as you get further away from the person you once were.
Give our rehab a call today to learn more
We know just how difficult it can be to come off of drugs and alcohol. You’ll want to quit rehab and go home at times, but we are here to make sure you stick with the program. Give us a phone call today. You can reach us at 833-364-0736 to find out more.