Everyone’s experience is different and so is everyone’s journey to recovery. The resolution to go to a rehabilitation facility is not an easy choice, but deciding you are ready to live your life healthily and start anew is well worth it in the end. Here are some things to expect when you enter a program.

It Won’t Be Easy

Rehabilitation programs are focused on change; changing your past behaviors, your cravings, your perspective, who you surround yourself with, and the way you conduct daily life. Change is never easy for anyone, but when big life changes like these are in order, it can be particularly difficult. Expect that it won’t be easy at first, but like anything worthwhile, the initial struggles will lead to larger rewards at the end.

As you work through your program, it will become more doable and less challenging. Your discomfort will lessen and you will grow as a person. The initial hurdles will become more manageable, and starting out knowing that it won’t be easy is important to help you keep going and succeed. It is normal for everyone who enters a program to have a rough start.

You May Want To Quit

There is work to be done in order for change to be seen. You have to go to the meetings, meet new people and socialize, work to change past detrimental behaviors, and even tap into unpleasant feelings or memories. You may feel overwhelmed and want to just throw your hands up and say, “Enough!” This, too, is normal.

While the process of rehabilitation may be hard to work through, don’t give up. You aren’t alone on this journey; others around you are also experiencing the same feelings and emotions. Push through the tough times and you will be proud of every mark you hit and all the hard work you put in, as well as what you have achieved in the end. Looking how hard you worked will feel very rewarding once you are sober and can look back at your experience.

Lasting Relationships

You will meet new people. Those that are going through the program and those that facilitate the program. Don’t be surprised if you make some very real, long-lasting relationships with these individuals who were supporting you during your time in treatment. As you become more comfortable and embrace the process, you will be opening up more to people who care about you and want you to succeed. They will be opening up to you, too, and sharing in your support. The relationships you will develop will be based on truth, honesty, and sincerity. The bonds made with these foundations are solid and can last a lifetime.

Ready for Change

What To Expect When Entering A Rehabilitation Facility

Once you have gone through the program, the person you come out will be drastically different from the person you were when you entered. This is the end goal, the new you will be kind, honest, and true. You will be the best version of yourself, living your best life moving forward.

There is no doubt that you will face challenges which will tempt your resolve. The well-rounded long-term aftercare support the Discovery Place offers will provide you with assistance to stay strong and get through them. Our addiction treatment center is set in the beautiful rolling hills of picturesque Tennesee. Our staff will help you manage the physical and psychological symptoms of withdrawal comfortably and our 12-Step program will ease you into healing. Call us today at 1-800-725-0922. We are here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help you through a successful recovery.


  • Discovery Place was the answer for my son. He did the 90 day and then the step down program and sober living. We give this organization 10 stars. They met my son where he was …emotionally, mentally, physically. They helped him put his life back on track. Discovery Place employees care about their guests. If your son, brother, nephew, grandson or husband needs excellent supportive care THIS is indeed the facility.

    Kim Morton
    Alumni Parent
  • I have remained sober and it is because of DP. DP is the best place there is, hands down. I keep everyone there in my prayers, and I encourage everyone there to take what they are practicing and do it in their lives, after.

    Roy Mantelli
  • Over the past year, I’ve been putting into actin what Discovery Place taught me, and I have experienced a complete perspective change of the world, and the people in it. I get to be a man of service and love today, and for that I am grateful to Discovery Place.

    Matt Kassay
  • Discovery Place means the world to me. They showed me the tools that I’ve tried to use everyday in my life to think less often of myself, and more frequently of others. I am learning to lend a hand when I am able and to have a honest and humble relationship with God and the people around me. Not only am I clean and sober, but also I am happy and fulfilled.

    Tommy Parker
  • Discovery Place and the men who work there made recovery attractive, and more importantly, fun. There is strength in the struggle. I am forever grateful for my time at Discovery Place.

    Creed McClellan
  • When I got to Discovery Place my whole life was in shambles, but I didn’t know it. I spent 6 months in their programs, participating in all three phases, and was met with kindness and love all along the way. It is unbelievable to me, where I am now relative to where I was when I arrived at DP.

    Lance Duke
  • I can never say enough good things about Discovery Place and the people who work there. Before checking in to DP, I was out of options and out of answers. Fortunately, Discovery Place has a solution. Taking suggestions from the staff at DP saved my life, and as a result, I’m now more content and hopeful about life. I’m grateful for Discovery Place showing me how to live a healthy life so that I can become a better man and help the next guy.”

    Tyler Buckingham

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