Rehab can help you to get clean, whether you’re abusing drugs or drinking too much alcohol. Individuals who have a physical dependency issue and men and women who have a psychological addiction can also benefit from rehab.
However, before you go to rehab there are some things you need to do. After all, you may not be able to simply walk away from everything in your life tomorrow and check into a rehab facility, though that is often the best course of action.
Use these tips to help you learn more about rehab and what you need to do to get ready. The more you do now the better you’ll be when it comes time to really get clean and sober for good.
Find Your Support Group
When we talk about support groups before rehab, we’re not talking about programs like AA. What we mean is a support group of people who love and care about you, and want you to get clean so you lead a more productive and happier life.
For most people, you’ll find your support group among close friends and family members. Talking to them now lets them know you have a problem, if they weren’t aware, and allows them to be there for you after you are finished with your rehab program when support is really needed.
Don’t Have a Last Hurrah
A lot of addicts who realize they’re about to go into a rehab program decide to have one last drug or score drugs one more time. While maintenance may be essential if you have a physical addiction to a substance, simply wanting another drink or more drugs is not a reason to continue.
You don’t want to go into rehab drunk or high, and it’s best if you try to go in sober and with an open mind. The closer you can get to your goal of being sober on your own, the better you’ll do in rehab.
That simple amount of additional strength can be really important for many addicts who want to get clean in rehab.