How to Plan for a Stay at an Addiction Rehab Center
Congratulations! You’ve made the decision to upgrade your life, work on yourself, and remove the threat of substance abuse from your life for good by going to an addiction rehab center. The hardest part is over. But, you still have a lot to plan for. So, before you pack your bags and hit the road to begin your new journey towards recovery, there are a few things to consider. If you’re planning on a stay at a residential treatment center, you’ll need to prepare a few things before you can take off.
Preparing for Addiction Treatment for an Easier Transition
It can be stressful leaving behind work, school, and/or family obligations to take care of yourself by getting help. However, there are some steps you can take to be sure your affairs are in order before you leave. Remember to give yourself time to prepare for the things you’ll need to do before leaving behind responsibilities for a period of time. This way, you won’t be as stressed about what’s going on at home while you’re away. And, you can better focus on your recovery efforts and finding healing through treatment.
Some Financial Steps to Take Before Going to Treatment
Obviously, just because you are going to treatment, it doesn’t mean the bills stop rolling in. In a perfect world, all time would stop so that you could get the help you need and deserve. But, unfortunately, time stops for no man and you’ll have to take into account what you’ll need to do financially before leaving for treatment. This may include setting up automatic withdrawals to pay bills, talking to your landlord, or even asking a close friend or relative to handle your financial obligations while you’re gone.
You’re making a big step towards a changed lifestyle, and undoubtedly, that can come with a lot of anxiety. You definitely don’t want to add to this anxiety by having to worry about unpaid bills or financial requirements while you’re working on bettering your life.
Plan for Your Loved Ones While You’re Away
Along with preparing your finances, you’ll need to plan for your loved ones too. This means making care plans if you are the caregiver to elderly members of your family or children. Talk to family members about taking your responsibilities on for the next couple of weeks. Or, you can research options for professional care. Along with thinking of your family members, think of your pets before you leave too. If you have pets, consider asking family or friends to watch and take care of them while you’re gone.
Tell Your Employer You’re Going Away
According to the Family and Medical Leave Act, an employer cannot fire an employee for taking time away from work to get help through an addiction rehab center. So, to prepare for your stay, you’ll probably have to tell your employer where you’ll be, unless you don’t mind losing your job. Fortunately, most employers understand the need for treatment and will wish people the very best while they attempt to better themselves. So, try not to stress too hard about letting your boss know what’s going on.
Packing for Your Time in Treatment
Finally, before going to treatment, you’ll have to know what to pack. Basically, you’ll be living at the center if you have chosen a residential facility, like Wellness Retreat Recovery Center. So, you’ll need everything you usually do on a daily basis as far as toiletries, clothing, and medications. However, try to only pack what you’ll absolutely need. Remember, any distractions are only taking away from your time focused on healing. So, anything you can live without for a few weeks, leave at home!
Ready to Choose an Addiction Rehab Center?
Now that you know what it’s like to prepare for addiction treatment, you are ready to seek the treatment center which meets your personal needs. Here at Wellness Retreat Recovery Center, we offer a safe, luxurious, and comfortable approach to residential treatment. We offer luxury amenities, on-site chef, beautiful living quarters, and holistic therapies to provide an environment where individuals can truly focus on their healing. Additionally, the individualized and comprehensive approach to treatment that allows clients to have their specific needs and experiences addressed throughout treatment.
If you’re ready to speak with an addiction specialist about preparing for treatment, contact us today!