Nobody plans for a future where they have to go to rehab, but for many, it happens. It all might have been innocent and fun and games in the beginning, but all of a sudden the recreational activity turned into more of a habit, and then it turned into a habit that was not only done in social groups and in situations with friends, it became a habit in the secret, as well. That’s when things really start going downhill.
If you’ve come to this point in your life and you know that your future involves some time in rehab, you’re going to have to figure out what that looks like for the rest of your world while you’re away. If you don’t even know where to begin, places like Apex Recovery have individual treatment plans. In the meantime, here are some tips for planning your future in rehab:
Tell Your Job You Need Time Off
If you’re in a good job, they’ll be understanding when you come to them and tell them that you need to take some time off because you’re checking into rehab. If you’re in a job that is going to have a problem with that, you might as well quit the job and check into rehab anyways, because your future depends on the treatment you get while you’re in a center, not a dead end job that is doing nothing but providing money for your habit and treating you badly.
Talk to Friends and Family
If you’re not particularly close with your friends and your family, they might not know that you’ve decided to check into a treatment facility. Before you head in, you’re going to want to tell your closest friends and family that you’re going away for a while. They’ll probably want to visit you and send care packages, so before you actually check into care, check in with your loved ones and let them know what you’re up to.
Take Care of Your Housing Situation
Rehab centers vary when it comes to length of treatment. Some cycles are only a couple of months, some are an entire year. Before you go, you’re going to want to at least take care of your housing situation. Whether that means subletting your room or selling your house altogether to be able to afford treatment, do what you need to do to make sure you’re able to make all your payments while you’re checked into treatment.
Purge Yourself of Anything You Don’t Want to Come Home To
Last, but not least, before you go to rehab, look through your home and your belongings and purge yourself of anything you don’t want to come back to when you return home after going through therapy. This will be crucial in your process because you’ll be walking into this season with a clean slate, but you’ll also be walking out of rehab with a clean house, system, and conscience.