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.
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
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.