There is nothing more dignified than acknowledging one’s own problems. When you finally understand that you have an issue and decide to work on its own. As someone who is suffering from the painful clutches of an addiction, there could be nothing better than preparing for an inpatient rehab center.
If you are someone searching for this article, then the chances are that you have already made this decision. Although most of your necessities will be taken care of in the rehabilitation centre, you can still have a little preparation for yourself.
This preparation will secure you mentally for what’s coming and also give assurance to your family members and other closed ones.
Why in-patient treatment are good for you
Aside from the fact that inpatient treatments have the most success stories yet, here are some of the other reasons why they are the best places to recover from any addiction.
- It is an assurance to the family. Your family is already confused and scared seeing you suffering. With this inpatient facility, they always know where you are. They do not have to constantly worry as they can be regularly notified, and your improvement is also something they can navigate here.
- Fewer chances of relapsing. There is less chance of you relapsing to old habits because all the sources of the addiction will be cut off from your life. In that isolation, you will learn how to live life without the substance.They will also motivate you time and again with all the extensive care and supervision.
- The withdrawal severity is prevented. Withdrawal symptoms are very common among patients dealing with addiction. Some of the symptoms can get very severe, but you have very few chances to have a serious health issue with the experts in the inpatient facility. Now that we have understood the benefits of an inpatient facility let us learn about everything you need to know about inpatient treatment.
This is the first part of enrolling in an inpatient facility. Don’t be scared or ashamed of it, since it takes courage to come up with this decision.
If you are a working individual, start with notifying your boss and then some of your close co-workers about the situation. Then comes your family members, because chances are they are already worried. Notify them with full assurance that you will come out of this facility as a clean and healed individual.
You can give one point of contact who will be notified whenever you are in need. Make sure to give this contact to someone extremely trustworthy. This is to ensure that you always get external help immediately if you ever need any.
If you are the breadwinner of the family, make sure that you take care of all the financial issues when you are gone.
Research everything about the rehabilitation centre
You would need to know everything about the rehab center before you enroll yourself in one. This is to ensure that you are among the right crowd. It is extremely crucial to find the right rehab center to speak of.
Analyse the steps that you will be going through, and if needed, ask help from a friend or family who can navigate you through the process and make you a little more prepared.
Research the facility and what are the success stories. With the help of your close ones, you can even try and talk to some of the former patients who have had success stories. These will also give you a sense of motivation, to begin with.
Also, learn what their methodology is and how they navigate through different problems that are faced by the patients during the withdrawal process. What is the distance of the rehabilitation center from your home? Will you be more comfortable going to a place far away, or would you want to keep your family closer, etc.?
Help them create your own customised care plan
Although the rehabilitation centres are well accustomed to patients of different addiction backgrounds, it is always helpful for them when the patient or someone close to the patient takes the initiative.
Before getting enroled, someone can talk to them and help them understand the patient’s needs, food habits, and intensity of the addiction. This helps them study the individual better and create a much more extensive plan for them.
This will allow the patient to get exclusive care, making their recovery process much faster. When you enroll in a rehabilitation center, you can also arrange for family therapy.
The benefits include; helping your family understand your suffering, creating a good family environment on your return, and resolving family issues that might have caused the addiction.
Restrict carrying too many things
When we are gone for so long, it is a natural instinct to carry everything we can. So it is natural to get a little intimidated by the whole setting and want your own belongings for comfort.
But, rehabilitation centres are known for the extensive care they provide to their patients. So, most of your needs will be covered, and you do not have to carry everything. But, it is also highly advised that you don’t. There might be items that have previously triggered your addiction, and you are unaware of it.
Going to a rehab center for recovery means you have already made the conscious decision to start anew. Therefore, it is best to leave some of the old belongings behind.
Thinking about going to an inpatient rehabilitation facility is an achievement on its own. You have already crossed one milestone of your recovery journey from substance abuse. Although there will be experts helping you throughout, this preparation will help you motivate yourself as well.
You will learn how recovery works, and experts suggest that you read and watch some of the success stories from all over the world that talk about the positive light of recovery. Then, learn about life beyond addiction and get excited about recovery.
Dennis Relojo-Howell is the managing director of Psychreg.